Mexican microbusiness wants to light Trump's border wallBy Elliot Bullman
Among the hundreds of companies bidding to build U.S. President Donald Trump's southern border wall, one four-member concern stands out: It is from Mexico.
Ecovelocity, based in the central city of Puebla, claims it can provide cheap industrial LED lights for the project, which has sparked outrage from Mexicans.
Theodore Atalla, Ecovelocity's owner, is of Egyptian descent, settled in Mexico nearly 20 years ago. He believes his firm can undercut competition by providing LED lights imported from China.
"It would only be on the Mexican side because I don't think we would be allowed to work on the other side," Atalla said in an interview. "They said they only wanted American products."
Ecovelocity is the only bidder registered in Mexico, possibly a sign of the depth of feeling against the barrier south of the border, where there has been a surge in patriotism triggered by Trump's repeated antagonism towards the country.
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