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How did Mexican politicians justify keeping the border open without even requiring a COVID test?

Looking at the map of travel restrictions by country, one can see that Mexico and Colombia are truly unique: They're currently the only nations not requiring a COVID test prior to arrival and not ...
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Does Mexico hold primary elections?

If so, are they held by all national parties? For executive and legislators? And are party non-officials eligible to vote? If so, only members or open? Note: Question is inspired by the nominating ...
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What policies caused the drop in violent crime in Los Cabos?

Looking at Wikipedia, I see that during 2017, Los Cabos had the highest intentional homicide rate in the world. But in 2018, they appear to have dropped out of the top 50 entirely, which would imply ...
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Why does Mexico support Maduro?

In this article, it says that Russia, China, and Cuba support Maduro, the de facto president of Venezuela that the US and legitimate allies are saying is not the real one. I can somewhat understand ...
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Is Mexico winning its war on drug cartels? (2019)

In 2006, Mexico's president Felipe Calderon declared a war on drugs. This was in response to the growing power of Mexico's cartels, who had acquired vast wealth from the proceeds of drug trafficking. ...
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Are Mexican trucks presently allowed beyond a buffer zone around the US southern border?

The US was involved in a long-running NAFTA dispute with Mexico over trucking: Although the charter of the North American Free Trade Agreement established a schedule that would have opened the ...
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Do the United States' new tariffs on Mexican imports apply to goods shipped through the US to other countries?

Canada currently imports some 2.5 Billion C$ a year in fresh produce from Mexico. If this produce is shipped by rail or truck through the United States to Canada, would the proposed Trump escalating ...
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Is NAFTA currently in effect, and/or will it be in effect should the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) fail?

I'm curious about the current state of NAFTA. Was it terminated to make way for the new agreement, or is passing the new agreement the trigger for the removal of NAFTA? Basically, if the new trade ...
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Is PRI still the dominant political party in Mexico?

I was listening to a podcast that described how since the mid twentyth century the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) has been there defacto single political party in Mexico. However this ...
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Does the 1997 FTA between the EU and Mexico reduce tariffs to zero, or simply agree to reciprocity?

Does the 1997 FTA between the EU and Mexico reduce tariffs to zero, or simply agree to reciprocity? I ask because a modernised version of the agreement is being finalised that “scrap high Mexican ...
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How did Mexico react publicly to the suggestion it would pay for Trump's border wall?

It has been suggested that Mexico pay for the wall in one lump-sum payment, for example by this memo by the Trump campaign (relevant quote below): It's an easy decision for Mexico: make a one-time ...
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What did the US government concede in the New NAFTA/USMCA negotiations?

I keep reading all about the US having extracted from Canada more access to their dairy market, getting rid of the diafiltered milk loophole, etc. The only things that they were portrayed as losing ...
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Why does Mexico allow immigrants to cross to the US?

What is the mechanism that allows immigrants from other central-american countries to cross Mexico to the US border? Are Mexican border controls simply lax? Or are there other considerations..?
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USMCA vs NAFTA, what's different?

Breaking news: "Today, Canada and the United States reached an agreement, alongside Mexico, on a new, modernized trade agreement for the 21st Century: the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement,&...
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How do the political/economical systems in the Rebel Zapatista Autonomous Municipalities and the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria compare?

As far as I'm aware, there are currently two places in the world de facto run in a more or less anarchist way: The Municipios Autónomos Rebeldes Zapatistas in Chiapas, México; and the Democratic ...
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How many troops would it take to guard the US/Mexico border? [closed]

CNN reports here, that Donald Trump said Until we can have a wall and proper security, we're going to be guarding our border with the military Wikipedia, which ought to be as good a source as ...
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Why don't the US and Mexico build an economic free trade zone on both sides of the border?

I love traveling and when I went to Malaysia I read about the Bayan Lepas area which was next to Penang. Instead of looking at the US/Mexico border as a problem. Why don't we look at it as an ...
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How will shutting the government down enable Trump to build his Mexico border wall?

In a recent rally in Pheonix, Arizona, Donald Trump threatened to shut down the government if that's what it would take to build his infamous Mexico border wall: "If we have to close down our ...
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What political aspects prevent land purchases in North America moving national borders? [closed]

The border between the US and Mexico is about 1,952 miles long. The current US president, known for making real estate deals, previously wanted to build a large wall along the entire length of the ...
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When can the first Mexican mayors be reelected?

Historically, mayors in Mexico were limited to a single 3-year term and could not run for reelection. In 2014, Mexico amended the Constitution, extending the term limit to two terms. When will be the ...
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What current source(s) of funding is Donald Trump planning to use to pay for the Mexico/US border wall?

Donald Trump claims that Mexico will pay for the wall, but surely now he's signed an executive order there would be some form of timeframe for the construction to start taking place? The Trump ...
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How much is the wall across the Mexico & US border going to cost?

With Trump's wall being backed by 79% of his voters, and becoming a crucial part of his mandate...I'm curious how much in $US will this border wall cost? If the cost was going to be paid for in a tax ...
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How could the USA get money from Mexico for a wall? [duplicate]

While building a wall along the Mexican border should not be impossible for the USA, I wonder how they could make Mexico pay for it. One way would be to pay 50-50, but I don't see the incentive for ...
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Why would Mexico be inclined to help pay for Trump's wall? [duplicate]

I'm reading a news article about Trump's plan for his first 100 days. The following discusses his controversial "build a wall" proposal: He also laid out his plan for working with Congress to ...
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Is Trump's plan to make a wall realistic? [duplicate]

How can he make Mexico pay? Are they legally bound to if the U.S passes a resolution saying so? For info: What Mr. Trump has to say on the matter: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/policies/immigration
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Can a country withdraw from a free trade agreement (NAFTA)?

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was established in 1994, with support from the national governments of Canada, the United States, and Mexico. If one of these governments suddenly ...
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How has governance by the Rebel Zapatista Autonomous Municipalities affected quality of life in the areas where they are active?

The Rebel Zapatista Autonomous Municipalities (Municipios Autónomos Rebeldes Zapatistas) (MARZ) are an apparently anarchist structure of government in rural Chiapas, Mexico. I can find very little ...
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Why doesn't the USA try to impose changes in Mexico to stop illegal immigration? [closed]

Building a wall doesn't seem very intelligent in my opinion. There will be illegal immigrants as long as poor Mexicans have less opportunities in Mexico. And I'm pretty sure Americans know that. So ...
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What are the reasons why Mexico remains so poorly industrialized?

Why is Mexico so poorly industrialized, although it is in close proximity to the technologically advanced and financially expansive United States? Why does US capital prefer to migrate to China and ...
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