Mexico fears taxation of remittances as NAFTA talks continue

Teams from the US, Canada and Mexico gathered in Ottawa over the weekend for the latest renegotiations of their free trade agreement. All the uncertainty surrounding the 23-year-old deal is making Mexican workers in the US nervous. Remittances from America to Mexico reached a record level in 2017. That is because Mexicans in the US want to send as much money home as possible in case the Trump administration imposes restrictions.

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Alasdair Baverstock MA is an award-winning multimedia foreign correspondent based in Mexico City, with more than five years of experience covering Latin America. Originally from London, and with full NCTJ certification, he specialises in news and feature journalism for print, radio and television. His work has previously been used as set-texts in British A-Level examinations. He currently works as CGTN America's Mexico correspondent, and has formerly published work in TIME Magazine, Daily Mail, The Atlantic, Penthouse, Fox News, BBC, Daily Telegraph, TRT World, and others.


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