... It was a respectful and friendly conversation," Lopez Obrador told reporters following a tweet in which the U.S. president said a new trade deal with Mexico and Canada would cover the cost of a wall. Lopez Obrador said they discussed the possibility of creating a joint program for development and job creation in Central America and Mexico. One of Trump's key campaign promises was to build the border wall and he had long pledged that Mexico -- not U.S. taxpayers -- would fund it.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador spoke by telephone with U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday and discussed the issue of migration, he said in a tweet. The two leaders discussed the possibility of creating a joint program for development and job creation in Central America and Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador signed an initiative Wednesday that would cancel the controversial education reforms of his predecessor and announced plans to vastly expand free university education.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday praised the new government of Mexico on immigration issues and said the two sides have discussed the importance of stemming the flow of undocumented migrants before they get to the U.S. border. "The incoming administration's been great," Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News, citing conversations about how to control traffic from Guatemala and Honduras along Mexico's southern border. "We have to control that border that is ours and they have to control that border that is theirs." Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office on Dec. 1.