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    Mexico's New President Says Nobody Can Threaten His Country With Border Wall

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    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - The winner of Mexico's presidential election Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said presumably referring to US President Donald Trump's plan to build a border wall that Mexico will not be threatened under his administration.

    "Our goal is to make Mexico a powerful country… Nobody will threaten us that they will close or militarize the border, or build a wall," Obrador said at a meeting with engineers.

    Lopez Obrador is expected to take office on December 1.

    Trump has repeatedly pledged to build a wall on US-Mexico border in order to stop illegal migration, as well as human and drugs trafficking. Building a border wall was one of Trump's key promises throughout his presidential campaign.

    READ MORE: Trump Inspects Wall Prototypes for US-Mexico Border in California

    Previous week, Donald Trump said at a meeting with his supporters in the city of Tampa, Florida that the construction of the wall had already started.

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