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    Mexico Not to Pay for Wall on US Border Proposed by Donald Trump

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    Mexico is not going to pay for the wall on its border with the United States, recently proposed by Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, Mexico's Finance Minister Luis Videgaray said Thursday.

    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) — Earlier this week, Trump reminded that if elected as a president, he would build a huge wall on the US-Mexico border, and pledged to make the Mexicans pay for this wall. According to Trump, the wall will prevent illegal migration to the United States.

    "Under no circumstance Mexico will pay for the wall that Mr. Trump is proposing. I say absolutely seriously that there is no scenario, in which Mexico would pay for this wall," Videgaray told Milenio Television broadcaster.

    The minister noted that Mexican money should have been spent for the Mexicans' wealth, adding that the country has more important needs to spend this money on. According to Videgaray, the migration tendency has fundamentally changed over the past five years, and the number of US nationals coming to Mexico exceeds the number of Mexicans coming to the United States.


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