Amid a racially charged national debate on immigration, a former real estate tycoon-turned-president signs an executive order to stop some foreign migrants entering his country and to deport foreign residents with criminal records.
There is even talk of building a border wall, while intemperate language prompts a backlash from a neighbouring country.
But this is not Donald Trump’s America and the wall is not intended to exclude Mexicans.
At the other end of the Americas, Argentina’s millionaire president Mauricio Macri triggered a diplomatic spat with regional neighbours this week after he signed a controversial order to rein in migration.
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