Mexican official says prepared to 'talk to the devil' if Trump wins

Mexican Economic Minister said on Wednesday that Mexico was prepared to "talk to the devil" should Donald Trump win the U.S. election in November

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English 21/09/2016 20:43 Reuters Actualizada 20:49
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Mexican Economic Minister Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal said on Wednesday that Mexico was prepared to "talk to the devil" should Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump win the U.S. election in November.

Villarreal gave the response during a forum in New York on Wednesday night that featured the presidents of Peru, Chile and Colombia with Villarreal standing in for Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.

"We cannot afford to risk a very important bilateral agreement," Villarreal said. "If we have to talk to the devil to guarantee the safety of the Mexican people, Mexico will talk to the devil."

These words come weeks after Trump's invitation and visit to Mexico, a controversial move by Peña Nieto that was widely criticized by Mexicans. 

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