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Mexican president slams Texas over border trucking disruptions – Reuters

Trucks wait in a queue to cross into the United States in the Jeronimo-Santa Teresa International Bridge connecting the city of Ciudad Juarez to Santa Teresa, Nuevo Mexico, after Texas Governor, Greg Abbott announced that traffic commercial trucks from Chihuahua to Texas will return to normal immediately after a border security agreement with the governor of the Mexican state, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico April 14, 2022. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

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MEXICO CITY, April 18 (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday criticized the Texas government over its imposition of enhanced commercial truck inspections earlier this month, which caused disruptions to trade at the Mexico-U.S. border.

“Legally they can do it, but it’s a very despicable way to act,” Lopez Obrador said in a regular news conference.

The White House said last week the inspections were unnecessary and had disrupted food and automobile supply chains, driving up prices.

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Reporting by Kylie Madry and Valentine Hilaire

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