Rex Tillerson And His Canadian, Mexican Counterparts Strike Conciliatory Tone On NAFTA

Kelvin Reese
February 4, 2018

Discussing Venezuela, the U.S. official said militaries in Latin America often "handled" transitions from bad governments, but insisted he was not advocating "regime change".

He said more information would be available later.

In his first year in office, President Trump has decried free trade with Mexico, US detente with Cuba, and warned of the dangers of drug gangs and illegal immigration. My advice to Mexico would be: "pay attention to what's happening". According to a recent survey by Gallup, only 16 percent of Latin Americans approve of Trump's job and they expect relations to worsen rather than to improve. "In their pursuit of money and power, TCOs leave death and destruction in their wake".

The Secretary of State warned Latin American countries that Chinese investments often look good, but ultimately come at a heavy price.

The United States is interested in "making deals at the top (with governments and corporations) to the detriment of social policies", Ozuna added.

The three officials said they also discussed the political and economic crisis in Venezuela and its government's decision to push up presidential elections to April under conditions that opponents say overwhelmingly favor President Nicolas Maduro, who is so far the only candidate.

"We have not advocated for regime change or removal of President Maduro".

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Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying made the comments in a statement on Friday, responding to earlier remarks by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who said Beijing was establishing "a foothold in Latin America" and "using economic statecraft to pull the region into its orbit".

"Latin America doesn't need new imperial powers that seek only to benefit their own people", Tillerson said in speech in Texas on February 1.

He is scheduled to travel to Mexico City on Thursday afternoon to meet with high-ranking officials as part of a almost weeklong trip across the Western Hemisphere.

The United States has imposed several rounds of sanctions on 50 senior officials from the Maduro government including President Maduro and Vice President Tareck El Aissami.

Addressing the second ministerial meeting under the framework of the China and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States Forum, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China will actively support Latin America in the fields of transportation, infrastructure and energy. The continent's major powers reject the regime, but are cautious about piling on more economic misery with Venezuela on the brink of chaos.

Reports this week suggested Washington fears that Mexico will also see such interference in July, when voters will choose a successor to President Enrique Pena Nieto.

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