Mexico's new leader Obrador rebukes Trump: 'Nobody will threaten us' with wall
MEXICO CITY – Agence France-Presse
"This will be possible because the country will grow and there will be jobs."
The reality star turned president campaigned on a promise to deport undocumented immigrants and build a new border wall with Mexico - which he said would be paid by America's southern neighbor - to prevent arrivals of undocumented migrants, whom he has described as criminals.
But the issue of the wall was not addressed then or in letters that the Mexican president-elect later exchanged with Trump.
Official Mexican government statistics counted 28,711 murders in 2017, the highest since records began in 1997.
The situation has worsened, with another 15,973 murders over the first half of this year alone.