VP Harris Visits Mexico Amid Tensions Between Both Nations

By Rodrigo Cervantes, Lauren Gilger, Michel Marizco
Published: Monday, June 7, 2021 - 3:00pm
Updated: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 11:38am
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MEXICO CITY — Vice President Kamala Harris is traveling to Mexico City after a trip to Guatemala. Her agenda is expected to focus on immigration, but there are many issues at stake between both nations. 

Officials say Harris will focus on Central American migrants coming to the U.S. through Mexico.

But other issues are at play between the U.S. and its southern neighbor, also one of its main business partners.

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Duncan Wood is an expert in U.S.-Mexico relations at the Wilson Center, a think tank in Washington. He says both nations are still transitioning after the Trump administration.

“It’s still much of a relationship where they’re sort of feeling each other out, trying to work out modes of cooperation,” Wood said.

Wood says tensions will eventually need to be addressed. Unlike the Biden administration, Mexico promotes less private investment, more use of fossil fuels and the limitation of independent institutions.

The Show spoke with KJZZ's Michel Marizco to discuss expectations of vice president's trip.

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