April 29, 2022 - ttnews.com -

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s border crackdown is generating fresh backlash, with Mexico’s economy minister announcing that a new rail line to the U.S. would now go via New Mexico instead of the Lone Star State.

“We’re now not going to use Texas,” Economy Minister Tatiana Clouthier said at a conference April 28 in Mexico City, referring to a planned rail and ports expansion known as the T-MEC Corridor to connect the Pacific port of Mazatlan to the Canadian city of Winnipeg. “We can’t leave all the eggs in one basket and be hostages to someone who wants to use trade as a political tool.”

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Clouthier said that the rail line would not go through Laredo in the Rio Grande Valley but instead would be routed about 20 miles west of downtown El Paso through Santa Teresa, New Mexico., where Union Pacific Railroad has a large classification yard. 

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