President Enrique Peña Nieto is “considering” cancelling his trip to Washington following an executive order by Donald Trump to build a wall on the border, said reports by the AP and The New York Times.
President Peña Nieto was set to give an address to the nation in which he will set his government’s position regarding a planned meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on January 31.
PAN and PRD senators said they agreed with President Peña Nieto suspending his trip to the United States while PRI senators said they would support the Mexican president in any decision he might take.
The speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Javier Bolaños, said he agreed that President Peña Nieto should not meet with Trump and that he should ask the United Nations to make a statement about the wall.
Morena leader Andrés Manuel López Obrador called on President Enrique Peña Nieto to file a complaint at the United Nations against Donald Trump for human rights violations and racial discrimination.
National Human Rights president Luis Raúl González rejected the construction of the wall on the border because it violates human rights and called on the nation to establish a common front to denounce discrimination, exclusion and racism.
Foreign Affairs Secretary Luis Videgaray and Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo met with officials with the Trump administration at the White House for 10 hours but no official information was immediately available.
The head of the Michoacan Economic Development secretariat Antonio Soto said that exports for 100,000 tons of avocado are going ahead and he denied that an incident to refuse to allow entry to an avocado cargo from Jalisco will affect exports.
The Mexico State Industrial Union called on the federal government to include experts and companies in renegotiation talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement to establish the best trade terms.
The New York court conducting the case of Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán announced that Guzmán will follow court proceedings via a video feed. The next court date is set for February 3.