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Chile to help Mexico against U.S. protectionism

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Staff Writer | February 1, 2017
The Chilean government xpressed its support for Mexico after the announcement by U.S. President Donald Trump that he would build a border wall between the two countries and have Mexico pay for it.
Heraldo Munoz
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"All with Mexico in these difficult times. Against protectionism, more integration, against walls, bridges," wrote Chilean Foreign Minister Heraldo Munoz on social network.

Trump signed an executive order on January 25 ordering a wall to be built along the southern border of the U.S.

This generated a wave of concern and indignation in Mexico, with President Enrique Peña Nieto cancelling a meeting with Trump in Washington.

On Monday, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray thanked countries of Latin America and the world for the solidarity they had shown Mexico.

He explained that nations from Latin America, the Caribbean, as well as "governments from Europe and other latitudes" had offered their help to Mexico.