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Mexico President’s Close Aide Resigns After Trump Visit

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One of the President Enrique Pena Nieto’s closest advisers and confidants, finance secretary Luis Videgaray, resigned in a move seen as linked to the unpopular decision to invite Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to visit Mexico.

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Pena Nieto has taken responsibility for inviting Trump, but a former government official familiar with the workings of the administration said Videgaray would have played a preponderant role in the decision. Newspaper columnists in Mexico have reported Videgaray was behind last week’s visit, after which Pena Nieto was criticized for not being forceful enough in rejecting Trump’s proposals and comments about Mexico. Videgaray resigned on Wednesday.

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