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    Mexico Rejects Attempts to Affect Investments Through Intimidation

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    Mexico’s Secretariat of Economy has slammed any attempts to use threats to influence company investment decisions.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – On Thursday, US president-elect Donald Trump said in a Twitter message that automobile manufacturer Toyota would pay a substantial border tax unless it changes its current plans to build a new plant in Mexico.

    On Friday, Mexico’s Secretariat of Economy rejected any attempts to influence through intimidation company decisions, stressing that Mexico is interested in transforming North America "into a geographical area that is the most attractive for investments."

    During his campaign, Trump frequently told supporters he would institute a 35 percent tax on US companies who made their products outside the United States and then tried to import them back into the country to sell.

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      Trum is no more than a commedian like all US's presidents because all they do is reading a script so Americans are stupid if they believe that their elected puppet has any decisional power.
      Ho will America impose 30% more tax on imports for example from China?
      All major American tax evader corporate businesses are based in China so how can America stop this business?
      China will respond by imposing more taxes on America's exports also tightening manufacturing rules on American manufacturers.
      Trump = no more than a paid storyteller.
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      HA! Ridiculous complain from the Mexican Secretary. Vacuum words from a someone without a clue about how to build a Nation, lies from a traitor.

      Trump's demands will just get dismissed, but not because those traitors in charge of the Mexican State, but because the overall nature of Mexico. Shall they yield to Trump, they know they would endanger their own lives because of the rage of the people.
    • American Socialist
      this is a distraction.. Trump is great at issuing red herrings.
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