Tag Archives: Mexico

Trump Grandstands At Mexican Border

NBC News reports: Presidential candidate Donald Trump faced questions about immigration policy from reporters Thursday at the U.S.-Mexico border amid roiling controversy about his bombastic style and his controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants. He did not respond to a question from NBC News regarding what he plans to do about the nation’s estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants. “First thing we ...

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RNC Chair Reince Priebus Pleads With Donald Trump: You’re Hurting The GOP

Via the Washington Post: The head of the Republican National Committee, responding to demands from increasingly worried party leaders, spent nearly an hour Wednesday on the phone with Donald Trump, urging the presidential candidate to tone down his inflammatory comments about immigration that have infuriated a key election constituency. The call from Chairman Reince Priebus, described by donors and consultants ...

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Trump Fashion Line Dumps Trump

Fortune reports: Macy’s. NBC. Nascar. Serta. The PGA. The list of large companies and brands moving to distance themselves from Donald Trump has snowballed since he entered the 2016 Presidential campaign with a racist diatribe against Mexican immigrants. Add one more: Phillips-Van Heusen, the clothing conglomerate behind Trump’s brand of mid-priced menswear. “Mr. Trump and Macy’s have both addressed the ...

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MEXICO: Activists Protest Istanbul Pride Attack At Turkish Embassy

On Sunday, police attacked Istanbul Pride attendees with tear gas, water cannons, and rubber bullets, reportedly because the event fell during Ramadan. Yesterday about two dozen Mexican activists protested the attack with a demonstration outside the Turkish embassy in Mexico City. JMG reader Alex sends us his photos, noting, “A prayer for Ramadan was performed by a Muslim woman. She ...

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Macy’s Dumps Trump

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Trump Sues Univision For $500M, Mexico And Thomas Roberts Pull Out Of Pageant

For once Donald Trump has followed through with a lawsuit threat: Donald Trump, a Republican presidential candidate, is suing Univision. The Spanish-language TV network dropped its coverage of Miss USA and Miss Universe — two beauty pageants that Trump co-owns — because of Trump’s remarks about Mexican immigrants during his presidential campaign announcement on June 16. NBCUniversal also dropped the ...

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Seen At New York City Pride

(Via JMG reader Michael)

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Mexican President Celebrates Pride

“We proudly celebrate our diversity. In Mexico we’re all equal.”

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MEXICO: Guerrero Becomes Fourth State To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Guerrero yesterday became the fourth Mexican state to legalize same-sex marriage. Translation from the link: In 15 days, in Acapulco the first gay collective wedding will take place, announced Huerta Pegueros, director of the Civil Registry. With the resolution of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation, that permits marriages between couples of the same sex, in Guerrero gay ...

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Univision To Trump: You’re Fired

CNN reports: Univision is canceling its telecast of the Miss USA pageant, an event partially owned by Donald Trump, to protest Trump’s offensive remarks about Mexicans. Furthermore, Univision says it is severing all other business ties to Trump. Univision is the biggest Spanish-language broadcaster in the United States, so its decision is a blow to the Miss Universe Organization, a ...

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MEXICO: Gay Marriages In Chihuahua To Commence Following Order By Governor

The governor of Chihuahua yesterday declared that same-sex marriages are to commence immediately. Duarte’s announcement comes ahead of an expected ruling from the Mexican Supreme Court that Proceso said will order Chihuahuan lawmakers to decide the issue of marriage rights for gays and lesbians. The newspaper reported the decision will also require local authorities to compensate the 31 same-sex couples ...

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MEXICO: Marriage Rights On The March

Buzzfeed reporter J. Lester Feder today examined the complex and rapidly changing status of same-sex marriage across Mexico’s 31 states. Courts in more than two-thirds of Mexico’s 31 states have granted same-sex couples the right to marry over the past two years in a series of rulings that will likely make marriage equality a reality nationwide in the near future. ...

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MEXICO: Love Wins In Baja California

The first same-sex marriage in the Mexican state of Baja California took place yesterday after a local couple finally prevailed over the hate group that thwarted their wedding last week by charging them with mental illness. Via the San Diego U-T: Two Mexicali residents became the first same-sex couple to be married in Baja California on Saturday, ending a quest ...

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MEXICO: Gay Wedding Stalled After Haters Claim Grooms “Suffer From Madness”

As anti-gay activists wearing surgical masks protested outside Mexicali City Hall, the first same-sex wedding in the state of Baja California was thwarted yesterday after a local Christian group filed a legal complaint that the grooms are mentally ill. Via U-T San Diego: Saturday’s ceremony had been on the civil registry’s calendar for weeks. Hours after a spokesman for the ...

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Bishop Says Gay Marriage Will Lead To Marrying Dogs & Adopting The Puppies

Bishop Jose Maria de la Torre Martin is very concerned that if his Mexican state of Aguascalientes were to approve its proposed same-sex marriage bill, next will come “allowing a man to marry a dog and they can inherit the puppies.” Gay marriage is presently legal in the nation’s capital and in the states of Quintana Roo and Coahuila, the ...

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MEXICO: Thousands Protest Legalization Of Gay Marriage In State Of Coahuila

Tras su aprobación en Coahuila … ‘Incita a la homofobia marcha contra matrimonio gay’ http://t.co/a9pkfKWd1P — Alfredo Galindo (@AlfredoGalindo) September 29, 2014 Via On Top Magazine: An estimated thirty-thousand people marched Sunday in protest of a new law allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry in the Mexican state of Coahuila. The protest, which took place in the city of ...

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MEXICO: Another State Legalizes Marriage

Same-sex marriage was legalized yesterday in the Mexican border state of Coahuila. Rex Wockner reports: For the first time, a Mexican state legislature has voted to legalize same-sex marriage. The Sept. 1 vote by the Congress of the state of Coahuila was 19-1. The new law, which alters more than 40 parts of the state’s Civil Code, takes effect in ...

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New Yorker Profiles Drag Wrestler

The New Yorker has published a fascinating profile on star Mexican wrestler Cassandro. An excerpt: At the top of the fun list, for Saúl [Armendáriz], was lucha libre—the flashy, popular Mexican brand of professional wrestling. Every barrio had a small arena where masked heroes (técnicos) and villains (rudos) grappled and whirled and tossed one another around on Sundays. Saúl loved ...

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Louie Gohmert: Send Troops To Mexico

Brian Tashman writes at Right Wing Watch: Rep. Louie Gohmert is pretty sure that President Obama is pushing for minors to cross the border as part of a giant voter fraud scheme, and thinks that if the president were serious about cracking down on illegal immigration, then he would send troops to the Southern border … and perhaps into Mexico. ...

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MEXICO: “Ex-Gay” Conference Canceled

Last month I reported that “ex-gay” crackpot Richard “Tennis Racket” Cohen was exporting his crazy to Mexico.  JMG reader Juan reports today that the event has been canceled following a petition campaign by the local LGBT community. Good for them! I’ll update this post if more details come to light.

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