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Mexican President Lobbies Nancy Pelosi on USMCA

By    |   Friday, 11 October 2019 07:15 PM

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday that he wrote House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., urging her get the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade deal approved.

"There's agreement, and I took the opportunity to send Mrs. Pelosi a letter explaining that it's in the interest of the three peoples, the three nations, that this deal is approved," López Obrador told reporters at his daily news conference in Mexico City, Reuters reports.

The Mexican Senate approved the accord in June, while the U.S. House and Canadian Parliament have yet to ratify it.

The USMCA would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which López Obrador opposed from its beginning in 1994, arguing that the accord would hurt small Mexican corn farmers.

López Obrador, 65, who has been president since last year, has made passage of the USMCA a diplomatic priority.

House Democrats have been wary of the USMCA, contending that Mexico must do more to enforce its labor laws — despite reforms pushed through by López Obrador in May that tightened Mexican labor laws.

Democrats have also argued that the USMCA would increase regional drug prices, The Hill reports.

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Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday that he wrote House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., urging her get the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade deal approved."There's agreement, and I took the opportunity to send Mrs. Pelosi a letter explaining that it's...
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