The Heat: Straining US-Mexico relations

The Heat

U.S. President Donald Trump sent his top diplomat and homeland security chief to Mexico on a fence-mending mission. It was just days ago that Trump unveiled his controversial new immigration plan, prompting anti-U.S. protests and swift rejection by the Mexican government.

US Homeland Security chief John Kelly speaks during a joint press conference with Mexican Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong at the Foreign Ministry building in Mexico City on February 23, 2017.
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But there’s still that other controversy – the wall along the southern border that candidate Trump insisted Mexico would pay for. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has vowed his government will not, even as the United States announced plans to move forward.

CGTN’s Franc Contreras reports.
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The Heat: Straining US-Mexico relations Pt 1

The Heat: Straining US-Mexico relations Pt 1

Top Trump administration officials head to Mexico in the face of controversial immigration and border wall policies. CGTN's Franc Contreras reports.
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The message from the U.S. foreign policy and homeland security chiefs is at odds with that of the U.S. president, Donald Trump. Trump compared the recent crackdown on detaining and deporting undocumented immigrants as a “military operation.”

Tonight’s panel takes a look at U.S.-Mexico relations:

    • Eric Farnsworth, vice president of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas.
    • Laura Carlsen, director of the Americas Program of the Center for International Policy.
    • Stephen Yates, national security analyst and commentator and CEO of DC International Advisory.
The Heat: Straining US-Mexico relations Pt 2

The Heat: Straining US-Mexico relations Pt 2

Tonight's panel takes a look at U.S.-Mexico relations with Eric Farnsworth, vice president of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas, Laura Carlsen, director of the Americas Program of the Center for International Policy and Stephen Yates, national security analyst and commentator and CEO of DC International Advisory.
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The Heat: Straining US-Mexico relations Pt 3

The Heat: Straining US-Mexico relations Pt 3

Tonight's panel takes a look at U.S.-Mexico relations with Eric Farnsworth, vice president of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas, Laura Carlsen, director of the Americas Program of the Center for International Policy and Stephen Yates, national security analyst and commentator and CEO of DC International Advisory.
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