Mexico Eyes Brazil for US Asylum Deal as Trump Revives Tariff Threat

Posted on June 11, 2019 1:52 pm

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Mexico and the United States may explore additional steps next month to restrict illegal immigration from Central America, with the threat of tariffs hanging over Mexico if it does not do enough to satisfy  U.S. demands, officials said on Monday.

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said Brazil, Panama, and Guatemala may need to be brought in to help if a deal  unveiled last week between Washington and Mexico fails to reduce the numbers of U.S.-bound migrants crossing Mexico.

Tariffs avoided

The deal struck on Friday averted import tariffs on all Mexican goods, which U.S. President Donald Trump had vowed to  impose unless Mexico