Mexican finance minister steps down after helping arrange Trump visit
MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s finance minister, who was widely seen as the architect of U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump’s visit to Mexico, has resigned, his office said on Wednesday.
There was no reason given for the departure of Luis Videgaray. But it came a week after Trump appeared with President Enrique Peña Nieto in a meeting that was widely viewed across Mexico as an embarrassment for the country’s leader.
Many Mexicans expressed outrage that Peña Nieto would host Trump, who has pledged to build a wall on the U.S. border to keep out migrants from Mexico and deport millions of undocumented immigrants.
Peña Nieto was scheduled to address journalists later Wednesday. José Antonio Meade, Mexico’s social development minister and a former foreign minister, was picked as Videgaray’s successor.
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