Tag Archives: Mexico

Mexico To Trump Cultists: Your Wall Is On OUR Side

Talking Points Memo reports: A private border wall construction project lauded by Trumpers nationwide is actually partially on Mexican soil, Mexican government engineers alleged in photos their American counterparts shared with the builders this month. Tempting an international incident, the border wall group isn’t budging. Instead, they’ve moved to attack mode, with their founder calling the binational body that governs …

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El Chapo Sentenced To Life In Prison Without Parole

The Daily Beast reports: Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the Mexican drug lord convicted of running “the largest drug-trafficking organization in the world,” was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years on Wednesday. Guzman, the 62-year-old former leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel, was found guilty in February of all 10 counts brought against him after six days of deliberations. Guzman …

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Freak Hailstorm Buries Mexican City In Feet Of Ice

The Washington Post reports: It’s summer in Guadalajara, one of Mexico’s most populous towns, which made what happened there over the weekend all the more surprising. Sunday morning, residents woke to their roads, yards and even cars buried under more than three feet of icy slush from a freak hailstorm that had blanketed the city. Jalisco Gov. Enrique Alfaro said …

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How Trump Snookered His Cultist Base On Mexico

The New York Times reports: “This is a pattern we’ve seen since the first days of this administration,” said Ned Price, a former C.I.A. official who worked on President Barack Obama’s National Security Council staff and is now director of policy at National Security Action, a progressive foreign policy advocacy organization. “The president manufactures a crisis, galvanizes his base around …

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Trump Calls Off Mexican Tariffs, Claims Migrants Deal

The New York Times reports: President Trump backed off his plan to impose tariffs on all Mexican goods and announced via Twitter on Friday night that the United States had reached an agreement with Mexico to reduce the flow of migrants to the southwestern border. Mr. Trump tweeted the announcement only hours after returning from Europe and following several days …

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US And Mexico Discuss Migrants Deal To Avoid Tariffs

The Washington Post reports: U.S. and Mexican officials are discussing the outlines of a deal that would dramatically increase Mexico’s immigration enforcement efforts and give the United States far more latitude to deport Central Americans seeking asylum, according to a U.S. official and a Mexican official who cautioned that the accord is not finalized and that President Trump might not …

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Megachurch Blasts “Slanderous” Child Rape Charges Against Leader: God Made Him An Apostle Of Jesus

ABC News reports: The Mexico-based La Luz del Mundo church said Wednesday that its leader and “apostle” Naasón Joaquín García, who was arrested in California on charges of human trafficking and child rape, remains the spiritual leader of the group, which claims 5 million followers in 58 countries. It also strongly denied the charges. “We believe these accusations are defamation …

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Trump: Republican Senators Have No Idea What They’re Talking About When It Comes To Tariffs, Absolutely Not

The Hill reports: President Trump on Thursday reiterated his willingness to impose tariffs on Mexico if the country does not crack down on the flow of migrants toward the U.S. despite opposition from within his own party, saying some senators “have no idea what they’re talking about” on the issue. “We’ll see what happens. But something pretty dramatic could happen,” …

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CALIFORNIA: Mexican Christian Leader Charged With Sex Trafficking, Allegedly Forced Oral Sex On Children

The New York Times reports: The leader of La Luz del Mundo, a church headquartered in Mexico that claims to have more than one million followers worldwide, was charged Tuesday in Los Angeles with more than a dozen sex crimes, including allegations that he forced children to have sex and made them pose naked for photos, the authorities in California …

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Republican Senators Warn Trump Against Tariffs On Mexico: “We’re Holding A Gun To Our Own Heads”

The New York Times reports: Republican senators sent the White House a sharp message on Tuesday, warning that they were almost uniformly opposed to President Trump’s plans to impose tariffs on Mexican imports, just hours after the president said lawmakers would be “foolish” to try to stop him. “I want you to take a message back” to the White House, …

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Mexico Rejects Trump Admin On Asylum Policy Change

Reuters reports: Mexico on Monday said it would reject a U.S. idea to take in all Central American asylum seekers if it is raised at talks this week with Trump administration, which has threatened to impose tariffs if Mexico does not crack down on illegal immigration. Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said the country is committed to continuing to work …

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WINNING: Car Stocks Crater $18B Because Trump

Bloomberg reports: The automotive industry is bearing the brunt of trade-war crossfire again as U.S. President Donald Trump threatens to slap tariffs of as much as 25% on goods from Mexico, a key production hub for carmakers from Mazda Motor Corp. to General Motors Co. Mexico is the largest source of U.S. vehicle and auto-parts imports, meaning tariffs would increase …

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GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley Blasts Trump’s Mexico Tariffs

“Trade policy and border security are separate issues. This is a misuse of presidential tariff authority and counter to congressional intent. Following through on this threat would seriously jeopardize passage of USMCA, a central campaign pledge of President Trump’s and what could be a big victory for the country. “President Trump should consider alternatives, such as imposing a fee on …

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Trump Announces “Gradually Increasing” Tariffs On All Mexican Goods Until They “STOP Illegal Migrants”

The Week reports: President Trump is planning on threatening to impose tariffs on Mexico if the country does not crack down on Central American migrants trying to seek asylum in the United States, three administration officials said on Thursday. While one official said most of the administration supports the idea, others said several White House aides are trying to talk …

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Trump Skips WH Cinco De Mayo Event For Third Year

Via White House press release: I send my greetings and best wishes to all those celebrating Cinco de Mayo. On this day 157 years ago, the Mexican people valiantly defended their freedom and prevailed in the Battle of Puebla. Facing a French army equipped with more men and better weapons, the tenacious Mexican forces, under the command of General Ignacio …

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Pope Francis Donates $500K To Migrants In Mexico

Via press release from the Vatican: In recent months, thousands of migrants have arrived in Mexico, having travelled more than 4,000 kilometres on foot and with makeshift vehicles from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. Men and women, often with young children, flee poverty and violence, hoping for a better future in the United States. However, the US border remains closed …

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Trump Backs Down On Threat To Close Mexican Border

The Washington Post reports: President Trump on Thursday backed down from his threat to close the southern border immediately, telling reporters at the White House that he is giving Mexico a “one-year warning” before taking action. Trump had said he would close the border or at least large sections of it, this week if Mexico does not halt illegal immigration …

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Carlson: Mexico Seeks To Undermine US Sovereignty

“We think of Mexico as an ally. I grew up right on the Mexican border, I’ve always thought of Mexico as an ally to the United States. And I think the people are friendly. But the Mexican government is clearly hostile to American interests. Why isn’t the Mexican government stopping migrants from Central America before they get to the United …

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Trump: “I Never Said” Mexico Will Pay For The Wall

The Independent reports: Donald Trump this morning claimed, “When during the campaign I would say Mexico is going to pay for it, obviously I never said this, and I never meant they’re going to write out a check. I said they’re going to pay for it. They are.” Trump has repeatedly promised that Mexico would pay for the wall, with …

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State Department Pledges $5 Billion In Aid To Mexico

The Associated Press reports: The United States pledged $5.8 billion in aid Tuesday for strengthening government and economic development in Central America, and another $4.8 billion in development aid for southern Mexico. The U.S aid aims to promote better security conditions and job opportunities as part of a regional plan to allow Central Americans and Mexicans to remain in their …

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