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US relationship with Mexico more bitter than sweet under Trump - The Conversation US

A war of words has erupted between the United States and Mexico over President Donald Trump's executive order to build a wall along the border, and his insistence that Mexico foot the bill. When the proposal was first announced during the U.S. election ...and more »

REPORT: Trump border 'wall' to cost $21.6 billion, take over 3 years to build - Business Insider

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's "wall" along the US-Mexico border would be a series of fences and walls that would cost as much as $21.6 billion, and take more than three years to construct, based on a US Department of Homeland ...and more »

Who will pay for Trump's 'big, beautiful' wall? - The Conversation US

President Donald Trump's scheme to build a “big, beautiful, impenetrable” wall on the southwestern border – and force Mexico to pay for it – is wildly unrealistic and won't be effective in keeping undocumented migrants out. There are good reasons to be ...and more »

The environmental costs of Trump's wall - The Conversation UK

It looks like Donald Trump's “great, great wall” is actually going to happen. Its likely impact on human society has been well-noted, but in the longer-term a barrier across an entire continent will also have severe ecological consequences. The US ...and more »

Why US should treat Mexico as a vital partner, not a punching bag - The Conversation US

Mexico is one of the most important countries in the world for the United States. It's the second-largest buyer of U.S. goods, the third-biggest consumer of U.S. agricultural products and America's third-most-important trading partner, after China and ...and more »

The cost of Trump's border 'wall' is going up - Reveal (blog)

The “wall” that President Donald Trump has promised to erect along the nearly 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border could cost as much as $21.6 billion, almost double the amount he estimated on the campaign trail, according to an internal report.and more »

Killings in Mexico climbed to new highs in 2016, and the violent rhythm may only intensify - Business Insider

Mexico recorded the deadliest year of President Enrique Peña Nieto's four-year-old sexenio, or six-year term, in 2016. The country saw a 22% increase in homicide cases, rising from 17,034 in 2015 to 20,789 in 2016. Individual homicide cases can contain ...and more »

What if Trump's wall were solar powered? - FT Alphaville

Clearly, this is nonsense. A complete waste of time. It's not our intention to suggest the US will pay for its Mexico border wall by putting solar panels along the south side. That's definitely probably not going to happen. Though comic book ...and more »

Friday Morning Briefing: Trump's Mexican wall just got $9.6 billion more expensive - Reuters

In a shift, President Donald Trump agreed to honor the “one China” policy during a phone call with China's leader Xi Jinping. Trump angered Bejing in December by talking to the president of Taiwan and saying that the United States did not have to stick ...and more »

Under Trump's plan, Mexico won't end up paying for the wall. You will. - Washington Post

Last week, Donald Trump signed an executive order directing construction of the border wall between the United States and Mexico, one of his signature campaign promises. After President Trump restated his claim that Mexico would pay for the wall, ...and more »