As Donald Trump Assumes The Presidency, Mexico Reacts

Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto, left, and Mexico’s new Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray chat at the Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. Mexico’s president has brought back Videgaray, a close adviser who resigned after arranging a meeting between Pena Nieto and then-presidential candidate Donald J. Trump.
Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, left, and Mexico's new Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray chat at the Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. Mexico's president has brought back Videgaray, a close adviser who resigned after arranging a meeting between Pena Nieto and then-presidential candidate Donald J. Trump. Marco Ugarte / AP Photo
Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto, left, and Mexico’s new Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray chat at the Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. Mexico’s president has brought back Videgaray, a close adviser who resigned after arranging a meeting between Pena Nieto and then-presidential candidate Donald J. Trump.
Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, left, and Mexico's new Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray chat at the Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. Mexico's president has brought back Videgaray, a close adviser who resigned after arranging a meeting between Pena Nieto and then-presidential candidate Donald J. Trump. Marco Ugarte / AP Photo

As Donald Trump Assumes The Presidency, Mexico Reacts

After Ford Motor Company announced the cancellation of a $1.6 billion factory proposed to be built in Mexico, President-elect Donald Trump claimed credit for the deal as emblematic of his larger policy towards trade with Mexico.

As Trump vows to bring jobs lost to Mexico back to the United States, Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, is reconfiguring his cabinet to prepare for the new American administration. The new appointee to lead Mexico’s foreign ministry is Luis Videgaray, who resigned in disgrace only a few months ago for choreographing Donald Trump’s controversial visit to Mexico.

We talk about U.S.-Mexico policy with Laura Carlsen, director of the Americas program at the Center for International Policy. She’s based in Mexico City and hosts the online television program, Interview from Mexico.