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11 unbelievable facts about Mexico’s economy

Despite Mexico having the 15th largest GDP in the world, about half of all Mexican citizens live in poverty.

Officials ordered the GoFundMe border wall’s gates to stay open after it was built too close to an important monument

The GoFundMe border wall was ordered by officials to stay open because it's been constructed on federal property.
President Donald Trump speaks while participating in a tour of US-Mexico border wall prototypes near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, California, March 13, 2018.

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade says migrants are ‘mocking’ Trump’s border wall by walking around it

Brian Kilmeade said on 'Fox and Friends' that this is a reason to finish the wall President Donald Trump pledged to build along the US-Mexico border.
Construction of a new fence at a construction site, April 18, 2018 in Calexico, California.

US troops stationed at the Mexico border will spend 30 days painting Trump’s steel barrier

DHS officials said that painting the barrier had an 'unanticipated benefit' and would improve its efficacy, according to an email obtained by INSIDER.
Central American migrants line up at a warehouse used as a shelter in Piedras Negras, Coahuila state, Mexico on February 16, 2019.

Trump is trying a risky new strategy to force Mexico to stop migrants from reaching the US. Experts say it could backfire spectacularly.

Immigration experts and advocates argued that the tariffs will do little to slow migration from Central America — and could have the opposite effect.
A video released by the Customs and Border Protection agency shows more than 1,000 migrants crossing the US-Mexico border.

A Border Patrol video shows 1,036 migrants crossing the US-Mexico border in what officials are calling ‘the largest group ever encountered’...

The influx of migrants has overwhelmed Border Patrol agents, who arrest the migrants and shelter them for days at a time while they await processing.
Former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, US President Donald Trump, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the ceremonial signing of the USMCA free trade agreement in November 2018.

Trump’s new Mexico tariffs threaten to derail a major trade agreement that took more than a year of bitter negotiation, and they’re even d...

President Donald Trump threatened 5% tariffs on Mexican goods in June that could increase to 25% to compel Mexico to stem migration into the US.
Suspected smugglers load men, women, and children into a raft on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande just before illegally crossing the Mexico-US border near McAllen, Texas on May 9, 2018.

Trump’s tough border policies are actually helping the human smuggling business, experts say

President Donald Trump's policies have created a bottleneck of thousands of migrants in Mexican border cities, in conditions ripe for exploitation.
A construction crew (R) works on the US side of the US-Mexico border fence as seen from Tijuana, in Baja California state, Mexico, on April 24, 2019.

More people are moving from the US to Mexico than the other way around

From 2009 to 2014, 1 million Mexicans — including their American-born children — left the US for Mexico.
A Helicopter from the Customs and Border Protection Office flies over the US-Mexico Border wall on April 5, 2019 in Mexicali, Mexico.

Trump has pushed for border wall contract for a company whose top executive frequently appears on Fox News and donates to the GOP

President Donald Trump has pushed for the Army Corps of Engineers to award a border wall contract to a North Dakota-based construction firm whose top executive frequently appears on Fox News.