One is the promotion of the Somos Mexicanos program designed to help Mexicans returning to Mexico from the United States. I last visited Mexico this past June and July (see Observations following our Family’s 2016 Summer Trip to Mexico). When entering Mexico, I noticed the Mexican immigration station had been remodeled to include a section for Repatriaciones (repatriations). Does that mean the Mexican government is expecting larger numbers of Mexicans to return to Mexico?
In July, President Peña Nieto visited Washington where the Mexican president appeared in a joint press conference with American President Barack Obama, held the day after Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention.
“To Mrs. Hillary Clinton and Mr. Donald Trump, I want to express my highest respect”, said the Mexican president, pledging a “frank and open dialogue” with the winning candidate and future American president.
Anyway, what happened on August 31st is that Donald Trump made a lightning trip to Mexico and raised his presidential profile with the U.S. electorate, while Enrique Peña Nieto wound up getting bashed by political opponents and in the media.