Tag Archives: Mexico

Donald Trump: I’ll Make Mexico Pay For The Wall By Blocking Money Sent Home By Poor Immigrants

Via the Washington Post: Donald Trump says he will force Mexico to pay for a border wall as president by threatening to cut off the flow of billions of dollars in payments that immigrants send home to the country, an idea that could decimate the Mexican economy and set up an unprecedented showdown between the United States and a key ...

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John Oliver Does The Math On Trump’s Wall [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast recaps: On Sunday’s edition of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver demolished Trump’s silly wall plan. “The border wall is one of the few policy proposals Trump has talked about in detail, so instead of mocking or dismissing it out of hand, tonight let’s take a serious proposal by a serious presidential candidate seriously,” announced Oliver. ...

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Mexican Government: We’re Not Paying For Any Wall

The Associated Press reports: The Mexican government has made his first direct response to Donald Trump’s pledge to build a wall along the two countries’ border — and make Mexico pay for it. Mexican Treasury Secretary Luis Videgaray says “emphatically and categorically” that his country isn’t going to foot the bill for the project proposed by the Republican presidential hopeful. ...

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Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Tells Anderson Cooper: Donald Trump Reminds Me Of Hitler [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Former Mexican President Vicente Fox on Friday kept up his withering criticism of Donald Trump, saying the GOP front-runner reminds him of Adolf Hitler. “Today, he’s going to take that nation (U.S.) back to the old days of conflict, war and everything. I mean, he reminds me of Hitler. That’s the way he started speaking,” Fox told CNN’s ...

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Former Mexican President Vicente Fox: We’re Not Paying For Donald Trump’s Fucking Wall [VIDEO]

Real Clear Politics reports: In an interview Thursday with Jorge Ramos on Fusion, former Mexican president Vicente Fox responds to Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border. “I’m not going to pay for that fucking wall! He should pay for it. He’s got the money,” Fox said. “Are you afraid that he’s going to be the ...

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MEXICO: Same-Sex Marriage Legalized In Jalisco State After Unanimous Ruling By Supreme Court

In a unanimous 11-0 ruling, today the Mexican Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in the state of Jalisco, home to the popular gay resort Puerto Vallarta, and Guadalajara, the nation’s second largest city. Same-sex marriage is legal and recognized in all of Mexico’s 31 states, but Jalisco becomes only the sixth state to allow same-sex marriages without a complex legal ...

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Sean Penn: The Humiliated Mexican Government Wants To Get Me Killed By El Chapo’s Drug Cartel [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: “There is this myth about the visit that we made, my colleagues and I with El Chapo, that it was — as the Attorney General of Mexico is quoted — ‘essential’ to his capture,” Penn said. “We had met with him many weeks earlier…on October 2nd, in a place nowhere near where he was captured.” “So as ...

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Mexico Officials: We Caught Drug Kingpin El Chapo Because Of His Interview With Actor Sean Penn

This was definitely the most surreal news on the net last night. CBS News reports: The recapture of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman took a surprise, Hollywood twist when a Mexican official said security forces located the whereabouts of the world’s most-wanted trafficker thanks to a secret interview with U.S. actor Sean Penn. Penn’s interview with Guzman, who has ...

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MEXICO: Drug Kingpin “El Chapo” Captured

ABC News reports: Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto tweeted today that the infamous drug lord known as “El Chapo” has been captured. “Mission accomplished: We have him. I want to inform the Mexicans that Joaquin Guzman Loera has been detained,” the tweet states, originally in Spanish. No further details have been released. Guzman escaped from the Altiplano prison near Mexico ...

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Affluenza Mom Now In US Custody

The mother of “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch is now in US custody. Her son remains in Mexico, where he is fighting extradition. Via Mashable: Tonya Couch arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on a flight from Mexico in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service and was taken in handcuffs through the terminal to an unmarked Dodge Charger early Thursday ...

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Mexico Grants Deportation Stay For “Affluenza” Teen

The so-called affluenza teen and his mother are fighting extradition from Mexico and have been granted a temporary stay. The Daily Mail reports: Affluenza teen Ethan Couch has won a temporary stay against his deportation back to the United States, according to officials. The controversial decision comes after the killer drink-driver and his mother Tonya filed papers to fight their ...

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“Affluenza” Teen & Mother Captured In Mexico

The drunk driving Texas teenager who avoided prison for killing four people with his now-infamous “affluenza” defense has been captured with his mother in Puerto Vallarta. Ethan Couch, 18, and his mother had been the targets of an international manhunt after he failed to comply with his probation stipulations. From the BBC: Officials in the Tarrant County District Attorney’s office ...

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MEXICO: Gunmen Kill Three At Acapulco Gay Event

Agence France-Presse reports: Three people were killed and five more injured when armed gunmen attacked a gay festival in Mexico’s southern tourist resort of Acapulco, police said on Monday. Attackers stormed the “Reina Gay” festival taking place in Tres Palos on the edge of Acapulco on Sunday, opening fire on the crowd, a local police official told AFP. Three men ...

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MEXICO: Supreme Court Opens Door To Legal Pot

The Mexican Supreme Court yesterday ruled 4-1 that owning, using, and growing marijuana for personal use is legal under “personal freedom” laws. At this point the ruling only applies to the four people who brought the case. The Associated Press reports: The ruling did not approve the sale or commercial production of marijuana nor does it imply a general legalization. ...

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Ford Motor Calls Out Trump’s Lies About Mexico Plant

“Ford has not spoken with Mr. Trump, nor have we made any changes to our plans. We decided to move the F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks to Ohio Assembly in 2011, long before any candidates announced their intention to run for U.S. President. We are proud that Ford has invested $10.2 billion in our U.S. plants since 2011 and hired ...

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Puerto Vallarta Escapes Hurricane Patricia

The posh Mexican resort town of Puerto Vallarta, long a popular destination for gay tourists, escaped Hurricane Patricia with little damage. Gay PV Magazine reports: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico has escaped Hurricane Patricia. After a day of hotel evacuations, airport closures, flight cancellations and pending power interruptions the worst is over for Puerto Vallarta residents as of 11 pm CST. However, ...

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Monster Hurricane Threatens Mexico [VIDEO]

With 200-mph winds, the strongest recorded hurricane in Western Hemisphere history is bearing down on the popular gay resort town of Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific coast of Mexico. The Associated Press reports: With maximum sustained winds near 200 mph (325 kph), Patricia is the strongest storm ever recorded in the eastern Pacific or in the Atlantic, said Dave Roberts, ...

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BREAKING: Mexican Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban On Adoption By Same-Sex Couples In 9-1 Vote

Via the Washington Blade: The Mexican Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled a law in the state of Campeche that bans same-sex couples from adopting children is unconstitutional. The 9-1 decision comes against the backdrop of the debate over marriage rights for same-sex couples that continues to gain momentum in the country. Spanish-language media reports: Con nueve votos a favor y ...

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MEXICO: American Pro Wrestler Brian Cage Dons “Vote Trump” Shirt For Pay-Per-View Event

Here’s one way to play the villain: American pro wrestler Brian Cage entered the Mexico City ring in a “Vote Trump” shirt last night for the AAA Triplemania XXIII match which aired on pay-per-view in North America. Cage lost the match to a wrestler named Alberto El Patron.

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MEXICO: Thousands Protest Gay Marriage

Via the anti-gay LifeSiteNews: Tens of thousands took to the streets of major Mexican cities under the slogan “Mexico is One for the Children,” to ask the government to respect state constitutions that define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, after a recent Supreme Court ruling legalized same-sex unions throughout the country. “We are not against ...

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