US President Donald Trump told the American people in his inaugural speech that this was their moment.
Mexico's newly sworn-in president has been hailed as a champion of the poor and criticized as an authoritarian radical. His inauguration marks a dramatic political shift, with voters fed up with corruption and crime.
When US troops began fighting in World War I, it decided the outcome of the conflict. It lead to President Woodrow Wilson's foundation of a liberal world order under US leadership — which Trump is now destroying.
The German chancellor has given an impassioned speech on the merits of international cooperation and multilateralism. She warned against "destructive isolationism" at the inauguration of the Paris Peace Forum.
Drug-related violence, White House rhetoric and the "migrant caravan" have brought US-Mexican relations to a low point. The new president has a radical socialist vision for Mexico, but enacting it will be another story.
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