U.S., Mexico Officials Hold Talks on Border Dispute



Joshua Zumbrun

The White House will host talks Wednesday afternoon with a high-level delegation of officials from Mexico, who are making a last-ditch effort to avoid tariffs threatened on roughly $350 billion a year of Mexican imports amid a dispute over border security.

Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will meet Mexico’s delegation, led by its foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard.

President Trump threatened last week to impose escalating tariffs on all imports from Mexico, unless the nation does more to stop the flow of migrants from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras that travel through Mexico to reach the U.S. border. He reiterated Tuesday that he was prepared to put the tariffs into effect.

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