Mexico’s Finance Minister Resigns over Trump’s Visit


Mexico’s finance minister Luis Videgaray has resigned from his position.

The resignation comes a week after the meeting between Mexico’s president Mr. Pena Nieto and Donald Trump, which engendered widespread dismay and anger among Mexicans and reportedly divided Nieto’s cabinet.

Trump had called Mexican migrants “criminals” and “rapists”. His remarks led President Pena Nieto to compare the American to Italian fascist leader Mussolini, and Adolf Hitler.

It was Videgaray’s idea to invite Mr. Trump, according to several Mexican news media reports, though Nieto later claimed it was his own.

Nieto was scheduled to make a statement and is expected to name Jose Antonio Meade, Mexico’s social development minister, as Videgaray’s replacement.

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