Mexicans on US border fear economic catastrophe if Trump wins

November 8, 2016 06:22

TIJUANA/NOGALES, Mexico - Mexicans on the US border anxiously awaited the outcome of the US presidential election on Tuesday, plagued by fears of economic disaster if Republican Donald Trump wins and tries to choke local industry, isolate the country and deport millions.

Trump's campaign has been one of the most unpopular in living memory in Mexico, ranging from stinging verbal attacks on its migrants, threats against its trade agreements, to his repeated vows to seal off the country behind a huge border wall that he insists Mexico will pay for.Nowhere has the bad-tempered contest been felt more acutely than in the Mexican cities straddling the US border, which hundreds of thousands of people cross for work every day, and acts as a bridge for $500 billion in annual bilateral trade.

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