RELIEF AT MEXICO-U.S. border after Trump calls off tariffs threat


A truck driver transporting Mexican goods to the United States expressed relief near the border on Monday, after Mexico averted a tariff war with its largest trading partner.

U.S. President Donald Trump had threatened to impose 5% import tariffs on all Mexican goods starting on Monday if Mexico did not commit to do more to tighten its borders.

In a joint declaration after three days of talks in Washington, both countries said Mexico agreed to immediately expand along the entire border a program that sends migrants seeking asylum in the United States to Mexico while they await adjudication of their cases.

The deal will also see Mexico deploy the National Guard police force to its southern border, where many Central American migrants enter Mexico.