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RT published this video item, entitled “‘Hugs not Walls’ event unites over 2,000 Mexican migrants with loved ones” – below is their description.
Touching scenes played out on the Texan border with Mexico as 200 separated families got a rare chance to see and embrace their loved ones on the other side of the frontier in the ‘Hugs not Walls’ event hosted by human rights groups and immigration reform activists.
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In This Story: Mexico
Mexico became an independent nation state after the successful Mexican War of Independence against Spain in 1821.
Mexico is a developing country, but has the world’s 15th-largest economy by nominal GDP and the 11th-largest by PPP, with the United States being its largest economic partner. Since 2006, a conflict between the government and drug trafficking syndicates has led to over 120,000 deaths.
Mexico receives a significant number of tourists every year; in 2018, it was the 6th most-visited country in the world, with 39 million international arrivals.