Free trade

FILE - In this May 31, 2019 file photo, =a worker stacks a box of freshly harvested Chiquita bananas to be exported, at a farm in Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas state, Mexico. President Donald Trump plans to impose 5% tariffs on Mexican imports starting June 10 and to ratchet them up to 25% by Oct. 1 if the Mexicans don’t do more to stop the surge of Central American migrants across the southern U.S. border. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
June 02, 2019 - 9:00 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials have copied a page from Donald Trump's playbook in recent days, taking to Twitter to communicate that they are working flat-out to de-escalate tensions over immigration and avoid punitive tariffs on all Mexican exports to the U.S. Announcements of meetings in...
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Migrant children line up for a meal at the door of the Jesus del Buen Pastor del Pobre y el Migrante shelter, in Tapachula, Chiapas state, Mexico, Thursday, May 30, 2019. Resentment has been growing in parts of central Mexico as the flow of migrants has continued. Towns were receptive and welcoming to the first caravans last year, but more recently have felt overwhelmed. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
May 31, 2019 - 9:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite pushback from U.S. business, Mexico and Capitol Hill, President Donald Trump is doubling down on his threat to slap a 5% tariff on Mexican imports unless America's southern neighbor cracks down on Central American migrants trying to cross the U.S. border. U.S...
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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders talks to reporters outside the White House, Friday, May 31, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 31, 2019 - 2:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Exasperated by reports of a flood of illegal border crossings, President Donald Trump summoned his top immigration advisers to demand action. Responding to his mounting concern, including his extreme threats to entirely close the U.S.-Mexico border, they prepared an alternative...
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Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says Mexico will not respond to U.S. President Donald Trump's threat of coercive tariffs with desperation, but instead push for dialogue, during his daily morning press conference at the National Palace, in Mexico City, Friday, May 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Ginnette Riquelme)
May 31, 2019 - 2:00 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday that Mexico won't panic over U.S. President Donald Trump's threat of coercive tariffs — measures that economists say could have dramatic consequences for both nations and potentially spur a full-blown trade war. Trump set a June...
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FILE- In this April 9, 2019, file photo, trucks wait to cross the border with the U.S. in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. In a surprise announcement that could compromise a major trade deal, President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he is slapping a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports to pressure the country to do more to crack down on the surge of Central American migrants trying to cross the U.S. border. (AP Photo/Christian Torres, File)
May 31, 2019 - 3:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a surprise announcement that could derail a major trade deal, President Donald Trump has announced that he is placing a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports, effective June 10, to pressure the country to do more to crack down on the surge of Central American migrants trying to...
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President Donald Trump speaks during the 2019 United States Air Force Academy Graduation Ceremony at Falcon Stadium, Thursday, May 30, 2019, at the United States Air Force Academy, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 30, 2019 - 6:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's announcement on a new tariff for Mexican imports in response to heavy flow of migrants (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The Mexican undersecretary for North America is calling new tariffs on Mexican goods announced by U.S. President Donald Trump...
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President Donald Trump speaks during the 2019 United States Air Force Academy Graduation Ceremony at Falcon Stadium, Thursday, May 30, 2019, at the United States Air Force Academy, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 30, 2019 - 5:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a surprise announcement that could compromise a major trade deal, President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he is slapping a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports to pressure the country to do more to crack down on the surge of Central American migrants trying to cross the...
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May 30, 2019 - 4:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday triggered the process for submitting a bill to Congress that would implement the president's new trade deal with Canada and Mexico. The notification sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other congressional leaders riled Democrats. They've...
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Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a Memorial Day ceremony after placing a wreath in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monday, May 27, 2019, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
May 30, 2019 - 8:08 am
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Canada as he looks to build momentum to get a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico passed. The visit comes after President Donald Trump removed steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico, clearing a key roadblock to a North...
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Customers shop near a section selling Marvel Avengers toys by American toymaker Hasbro at a toy store in Beijing, Thursday, May 23, 2019. An escalating trade war between the U.S. and China could mean higher prices on a broad array of products from toys to clothing. But some retailers will be less equipped to handle the pain than others, leaving consumers to carry the load. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
May 23, 2019 - 11:56 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's state media has unleashed fresh attacks on the U.S. as the tariff war between world's two largest economies continues. The China Daily newspaper on Friday accused Washington of seeking to "colonize global business" by targeting Chinese firms. The Global Times accused the U.S...
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