Mexican Officials Aim to Block Contracts for Companies Building Trump’s Border Wall

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Companies Building Trump's Border Wall
National Action Party Senator Gabriela Cuevas Barr贸n told the country’s senate they should urge the federal government to deny contracts and awards of goods and services to companies that also participate directly or indirectly in the construction of the border wall. (Univisi贸n)

Espa帽olSome Mexican officials are lobbying hard to prevent聽United States-based companies assisting in US President Donald Trump’s border wall from working in the country.

National Action Party Senator聽Gabriela Cuevas Barr贸n told the country’s senate they should聽urge the federal government to deny contracts and聽awards of goods and聽services to companies that also participate directly or indirectly in the construction of the border wall.

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The senator argued Tuesday that the general interest and national security of Mexicans should prevail over the economic interests of individuals that would profit聽from the controversial border project.

Federal Business Opportunities, a US federal agency, began a public tender for the construction of the border wall last February, which had an estimated value of US $21.6 billion.

 

Some 470 companies, among them聽Cemex, have reportedly already shown an interest in participating in the work and have been formally registered for participation in the work.

Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Cuevas Barr贸n聽said the border wall to be built on the US southern border is a risk to Mexico’s national security and聽that “the construction of such infrastructure will have a direct impact on the lives of immigrants who cross through our territory in order to reach the United States.”

The senator requested that natural or legal persons “who seek to obtain some kind of benefit derived from any action that is against national interests, and even further endangers the national security of Mexico,” should be treated with a reciprocal generosity from Mexico.

Source: Excelsior

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