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    Bolivian Leader Calls for Latin American Unity Amid Mexico-US Tensions

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    Evo Morales has called on Mexico to unite with the Latin American and Caribbean countries.

    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – Bolivian President Evo Morales has called on Mexico to unite with the Latin American and Caribbean countries amid the controversial decisions of US President Donald Trump’s administration.

    "I call to our Mexican Brothers to look more to the South; build unity together based on our Latin American and Caribbean identity," Morales wrote on Twitter on Thursday.

    On Wednesday, Trump issued an executive order aimed at speeding up the construction of the wall along the US-Mexico border, delivering on his signature campaign pledge.

    On Thursday, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said that he would not be attending a meeting on trade and immigration with Trump scheduled for January 31.

    Trump has repeatedly stated that Mexico will be paying for the border wall, while Pena Nieto has stressed that his country will not pay for it.

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    • avatar
      jas
      Al Trump wants is to regulate and control immigration. Morales decides to get racist and ugly about it.
    • avatar
      michael
      an interesting call for unity given recent activities in the region.
    • Amin von Elysionin reply tojas(Show commentHide comment)
      jas, all trump wants is to legitimize racism and the one who got ugly from the start was trump
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      topolcats
      I have always supported Morales, but his comments are a little naive!
      Let just say South American unity can start with Chile returning the stolen lands of Bolivia and Peru giving Bolivia access to the sea stolen by those Chilean Nazis in the pacific wars!
      I might also add that Mexicans are not looked on to favorably as people in Latin America, so I doubt the will get any pro Mexican support from anyone in Latin America?
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      simonfilimon
      He11 Yeah!

      I posted this a few days ago. Mexico, it's time! Don't partner with these pinches Gr!ingos anymore, not even to export any of your natural resources and food and give them the middle finger. No more subsidize oil to their cities Mexican people!!
      MERCOSUR! MERCOSUR! MERCOSUUUUUR!!!

      Right now Morales, and not so long...and whole choir of Latin America for Mexico. Oh yes! Brazil just sent a "F00k you Note to Drump"
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