Trump faces critics over Mexico deal called ‘hostage-taking’ by ex-WTO chief

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The immigration agreement imposed on Mexico by Donald Trump under the threat of punitive tariffs is a victory for “hostage-taking” over international rules, a former head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Saturday.

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