Summary: Mexico Senator Armando Rios Piter has announced that he will be making a bill that will only allow Mexico to buy corn from Brazil and Argentina. This is a big threat to the US because Mexico is the top buyer of corn and without them, it will send a huge impact on U.S farmers. Recently American farmers sent $2.4 billion of corn to Mexico. The reason behind this is because Senator Armando Rios Piter said: [Its] good way to tell them that this hostile relationship has consequences, hope that it changes." This is another way of Mexico showing its willingness to Trump's threats. Trump wants Mexico to pay for the wall and he has threatened taxes on Mexican imports around 20 - 35%.
Connection: This connects to the embargo on Cuba since 1962 signed by President John F. Kennedy. This embargo has affected the U.S economy a lot. The U.S Chamber of Commerce disapproves the embargo, saying that it costs the U.S $1.2 billion annually in lost sales of exports.
1. Do you think this bill will be successful? Why?
2. Who will it affect the most?
3. Do you think Trump should resolve the problems with Mexico?
Bonus: Who do you think should pay for the wall? Or should there be a wall? 💃