Trump renews threat against French wine

Remigio Civitarese
Giugno 13, 2019

US President Donald Trump has inadvertently, or deliberately, revealed details of his much-talked-about secret immigration deal with Mexico. But photographers captured portions of the text, which seem to hint at a deal to share the burden on refugees.

The State Department released an outline of the deal later on June 7, which states that Mexico agreed to take "unprecedented steps to increase enforcement to curb irregular migration", including the deployment of the Mexican National Guard throughout the country, starting June 10, especially on its southern border with Guatemala.

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard held a news conference in which he said that the Friday agreement with the USA gave Mexico 45 days to prove that it could diminish migration without agreeing to a "safe third" deal, The Washington Post reported.

Hence, effectively Mexico is given around the 90-days period to stem the flow of migrants to the US border.

"Outside of what I have just explained, there is no agreement", Mexico's Foreign Affairs Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Monday.

"Agriculture is a significant piece of the global economy and it simply doesn't make sense to leave it out", US Senator Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the tax and trade-focused Senate Finance Committee, said in April.

President Donald Trump gives an address at the White House on May 22,2019, side-by-side with wine glasses. -Mexican border say they are fleeing violence and repression.

Under the deal, Mexico has agreed to bolster security on its southern border and expand its policy of taking back asylum-seekers as the United States processes their claims.

Ebrard said there would need to be provisional installations built before rolling out a broader plan to cope with the flow of migrants arriving from Central America.

"Mexico will try very hard, and if they do that, this will be a very successful agreement for both the United States and Mexico!" the president said. In an apparent reference to the regional asylum concept, he said the United States was also talking to Brazil, Central American nations and Panama.

However as United States wine journalist Christy Canterbury MW pointed out in a blog on the topic following the President's twitter outburst last November, the issue is more complex than simply blaming "unfair" "French" tariffs.

Trump, who famously does not drink alcohol, said he would work to open the European market, again accusing France of creating unfair trade barriers to USA wine exports. "The idea is to make the south like the north as far as possible".

Over the weekend there was no sign here that Mexico had started to harden the border, with migrants and locals crossing a river on rafts in sight of a busy official port of entry.

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