Posted at 8:01 am on October 18, 2018
Something tells me that outgoing Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, having inked a new trade deal with the United States recently, is looking to score some points with President Trump. As John discussed yesterday, Trump was threatening to cut off all aid to Guatemala and El Salvador if they allow a massive caravan of migrants to pass through their countries unimpeded on their way to the United States. That may no longer be an issue as of this morning. Mexico has sent two planeloads of federal agentsto their southern border with instructions to stop the caravan in its tracks. (USA Today)
The government of Mexico dispatched two 727 Boeing planes filled with federal police officers to its southern border with Guatemala on Wednesday to intercept a caravan of Central American migrants who are trying to reach the U.S. border.