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Mexico elects leftist president

by Kent Covington & Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/02/18, 11:50 am

Leftist populist Andrés Manuel López Obrador scored a landslide win in the Mexican presidential election Sunday. The 64-year-old made his third bid for the presidency, this time riding an anti-establishment wave to victory. López Obrador vowed to beat back rampant corruption within the government and pledged to boost the economy while giving scholarships to youth, more aid to farmers, and increasing pensions for the elderly. Critics said he was making promises the country couldn’t afford to keep.

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Canada and Europe fight back as U.S. tariffs take effect

International | Plus more Americans held in Turkey and unrest in Nicaragua
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/01/18, 11:03 am

CANADA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised “retaliatory measures,” and the European Union filed a case against the United States at the World Trade Organization as President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum imports came into effect Friday.

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Trump imposes tariffs on EU, Canada, and Mexico

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/31/18, 11:16 am

The Trump administration on Thursday said it will impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Mexico, Canada, and the European Union. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the tariffs will total 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum. President Donald Trump first announced the tariffs in March but granted temporary exemptions to U.S. allies amid talks on revising the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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