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Leaking Trump's Phone Calls Is 'Shocking and Dangerous'

Everything you need to know about the leaked transcripts

(Newser) - The transcripts of President Trump's conversations with the leaders of Mexico and Australia leaked to the Washington Post are giving Americans insight into Trump's negotiating style and how he's relating to America's allies, but David Frum at the Atlantic writes the leak of the transcripts is... More »

Transcripts of Trump's Calls to Leaders Leak

The conversations weren't exactly friendly

(Newser) - If only Anthony Scaramucci were still around to lash out at this leak: The Washington Post has obtained classified transcripts of President Trump's initial phone calls with the leaders of Mexico and Australia, produced by White House staff in January. (See them in full here .) Among the highlights:... More »

Trump Threatens to Send US Troops to Mexico

'I think your military is scared. Our military isn't'

(Newser) - President Trump threatened in a phone call with his Mexican counterpart to send US troops to stop "bad hombres down there" unless the Mexican military does more to control them, according to an excerpt of a transcript of the conversation obtained by the AP . The excerpt of the call... More »

Trump Offers Up One Idea to Pay for Border Wall

A 20% tax on imports from Mexico

(Newser) - President Donald Trump may want to pay for his proposed southern border wall by slapping a 20% tax on imports from Mexico, the AP reported Thursday, though Trump's team quickly walked back the idea. White House spokesperson Sean Spicer, speaking to reporters on Air Force One as Trump flew... More »

Mexican Prez Axes Meeting After Trump Tweet

It appears Mexico is serious about not paying for Trump's border wall

(Newser) - "If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting," President Trump tweeted early Thursday. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who reiterated Wednesday that Mexico wouldn't be funding the wall , wasted little time in doing... More »

Mexico: 'We Don't Believe in Walls,' Won't Be Paying

Peña Nieto says 'I regret and condemn the decision' to move forward on border wall

(Newser) - Tension between President Trump and Mexico over his border wall plans was probably inevitable, though not everybody expected it to flare up before his administration was a week old. After Trump signed an executive order Wednesday and promised to start building the wall within months , Mexican President Enrique Peña... More »

Mexico on Reimbursing Trump for Wall: Um, Nope

Peña Nieto is willing to work with US on other issues, but says 'of course' it won't pay

(Newser) - At his press conference Wednesday, Donald Trump revisited his new plan to get Congress to pay for his border wall and get Mexico to reimburse the American taxpayer, noting, "What's the difference? I want to get the wall started." And even as the Mexican peso simultaneously hit... More »

Mexico: We're Still Not Paying for Trump's Wall

Victory means trouble ahead for country's economy

(Newser) - Mexico's leaders say they're willing to work with Donald Trump—but they're still not paying for his border wall. Paying for a wall is "out of our vision," and "the vision that we have is a vision of integration, of how Mexico and the... More »

Police Rape of 11 Women Could Come Back to Mexico President

Enrique Peña Nieto ordered a crackdown on protesters in 2006

(Newser) - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is demanding a full-scale investigation into the rape of at least 11 women at the hands of Mexican police during a crackdown on protesters in 2006—a crackdown ordered by now-President Enrique Peña Nieto. Fox News Latino reports Peña Nieto was the... More »

Mastermind Behind Trump's Visit to Mexico Quits

Finance minister was blamed for deeply unpopular trip

(Newser) - One of President Enrique Peña Nieto's closest advisers and confidants, Finance Secretary Luis Videgaray, has resigned in a move seen as linked to the unpopular decision to invite Donald Trump to visit Mexico , the AP reports. Peña Nieto has taken responsibility for inviting Trump, but a former... More »

Trump in Mexico: We 'Didn't Discuss Payment of the Wall'

But President Enrique Peña Nieto says otherwise

(Newser) - In a situation that was unthinkable just 24 hours ago, Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto gave a joint press conference Wednesday in Mexico City following an hour-long meeting between the two, reports the Los Angeles Times , which calls Trump's jaunt to Mexico both "hastily... More »

Trump to Make Surprise Visit to Mexico

He plans to meet President Enrique Peña Nieto before immigration speech

(Newser) - Before his big immigration speech on Wednesday , Donald Trump plans to visit somewhere where he is hated so much that he is regularly burnt in effigy during parties—and it's not Ted Cruz's house. Instead, Trump will make a surprise visit to Mexico to meet President Enrique Peñ... More »

Mexican Prez: Donald Trump Reminds Me of Hitler, Mussolini

President Enrique Pena Nieto issues a warning

(Newser) - Glenn Beck and Louis CK aren't the only ones comparing Donald Trump to Hitler . Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto today issued a warning about the Republican presidential front-runner, who has said Mexico will pay for a US border wall to keep out illegal immigrants, Reuters reports. "There is... More »

Report: Mexico's Missing Students May Not Be Dead

Panel finds no evidence they were killed, but it does offer motive for murder

(Newser) - For months, the case of 43 missing college students has been considered closed, at least by Mexico's government. In January, the then-attorney general said all were killed by a drug gang and burned in the state of Guerrero. "We thought, 'The entire country is going to believe... More »

Mexico: Charred Eye Socket Belongs to Missing Student

Bone fragment was found in dump

(Newser) - More than two months after 43 student protesters disappeared in Mexico, a bone fragment found in a dump has provided what authorities say is the first solid evidence of their fate. Mexico's attorney general says forensic experts have determined that the charred piece of eye socket belongs to missing... More »

Mexico to Dissolve All Local Police Forces

President promises change after students killed

(Newser) - Mexican President Pena Nieto has promised sweeping reforms to the country's police amid nationwide outrage over the massacre of 43 students abducted by a local police force working with gang members. "Mexico must change," he said yesterday, unveiling plans to dissolve all 1,800 of the country'... More »

NSA Hacked 2 Mexican Presidents' Emails

New Snowden leaks reveal NSA expolited key government mail server

(Newser) - Last month, it was revealed that the NSA had spied on the emails of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto before he was elected. Turns out, US snooping on Mexico's government runs way deeper. According to a new documents leaked by Edward Snowden to Der Spiegel , the NSA ran a... More »

NSA Spied on Brazil, Mexico Presidents' Emails

Latin American nations unamused by latest from Snowden trove

(Newser) - The Snowden files keep on giving: Angry foreign ministers in Brazil and Mexico have summoned US ambassadors over reports that the National Security Agency spied on the presidents of both countries. A Brazilian news report revealed the alleged spying, citing documents obtained by journalist Glenn Greenwald from NSA leaker Edward... More »

Mexico Swears In President Amid Violent Protests

Enrique Pena Nieto promises peace and security

(Newser) - Enrique Pena Nieto took the oath of office as Mexico's new president today promising to return peace and security and to take on the vested interests and sacred cows that have kept a lid on the country's economic prosperity. As several hundred protesters threw fire bombs at police... More »

Mexico Rocked as Hackers Revolt for Independence Day

Protesters slam election, violence, corruption

(Newser) - Mexican hackers took over several government and other websites in an Independence Day protest yesterday. The "Mexican Cyber" protest targeted public agencies, political parties, and the media, and replaced hacked pages with messages slamming the presidential election, corruption, drug violence, and economic problems, reports the BBC . "This a... More »

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