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Mexican tourism minister speaks in Las Vegas about election, trade

Posted: 11:44 PM, Oct 24, 2016
Updated: 2016-10-25 02:44:41-04

Both presidential candidates have talked a lot about Mexico this election cycle and now Mexican officials are talking back.

The country's top tourism official was in Las Vegas Monday. He says the Mexican government is sending officials, like himself, to dispel attacks on Mexico and to support free trade policies, which he says helps both Mexico and Nevada.

"That the image of Mexico from our point of view is not fair," said Enrique de la Madrid Cordero, Mexico minister of tourism. "It seems like if we're part of a problem, when we believe that we're part of a solution."

Cordero says some of Trump's proposals, like deporting 11 million undocumented immigrants, would lead to economic havoc in both Mexico and the United States.