Short news from the USA and Mexico.
Eight prototypes for a boundary wall to Mexico have been built outside San Diego. Building a wall on the more than 3,000-kilometer-long border between the US and Mexico was one of Donald Trump's loudest election promises. The Senate has yet to agree on how to finance the construction. Twenty million dollars will be spent from this year's budget on the prototype design.
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