U.S.-Mexico Tensions Escalating

Mexico has been refusing permits for United States oil, solar and wind power companies, favoring its own companies instead. The Mexican government is said to have no hostile intentions, but the U.S. believes otherwise.

It is not that they are being given discriminatory treatment, it is that we have difficulties of a technical nature.
—Raquel Buenrostro, Mexican economics minister

Nearing escalation: To end the gridlock, the U.S. plans to raise the threat of tariffs as an ultimatum, Reuters reported March 27. Just a few weeks ago, the U.S. trade representative “escalated another trade dispute with Mexico over its plans to ban genetically modified corn for human consumption, requesting formal consultations,” Reuters noted.

Where it is leading: Mexico is one of the top three trading partners of the United States—even placing first in 2019. It could play a major role in a prophesied siege against the U.S. (Deuteronomy 28:52). This is explained in Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry’s article “America Is Being Besieged Economically.”