Bill Richardson

US-Mexico border mayors worry about NAFTA makeover

The first meeting of the U.S.-Mexico Border Mayors Association since Donald Trump became president of the United States was marked Thursday by worries that more limits on trade could stifle economic growth in a region of 12 million people stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.

The 17 city leaders paid little attention to Trump's plans to build a "big, beautiful wall" separating the two countries and to add 5,000 Border Patrol agents, focusing instead on how the U.S., Mexico and Canada are preparing to overhaul the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, one of Trump's favorite punching bags. They worked toward a joint resolution to underscore...