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‘Threats, disrespect’ unjustified, Mexican president tells Trump

Mexico City, Mexico | AFP | Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto lashed out at his US counterpart Donald Trump on Thursday amid growing tensions over migration and border security, saying “threatening or disrespectful attitudes” were unjustified. Speaking after Trump ordered National Guard troops to secure the US-Mexican border, Pena Nieto …

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Trump vows to deploy military to Mexican border

Washington, United States | AFP |¬†President Donald Trump on Tuesday vowed to deploy the military to secure America’s southern border, as a caravan of Central American migrants heads north through Mexico toward the United States. The US leader has spent three days attacking the Mexican government for failing to block …

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Trump says Mexico not stopping migrant flow, threatens NAFTA

Palm Beach, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump accused Mexico on Sunday of doing “very little” to stop the flow of people across the US border, and threatened to target the North American Free Trade Agreement in retaliation. His Easter Sunday comments on Twitter came in apparent …

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UN, AFP launch prize to honor slain Mexican journalists

Mexico City, Mexico | AFP | The UN and AFP launched an award Thursday to honor journalists who risk their lives to cover human rights abuses in Mexico, in tribute to two celebrated reporters murdered last year. The Breach-Valdez Prize will honor journalists who follow in the footsteps of their …

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Mexican presidential race kicks off with nominations

Mexico City, Mexico | AFP | The campaign for Mexico’s July 1 presidential election began in earnest Sunday as the country’s top parties officially nominated their candidates, with all three front-runners trying to sell a message of change. It is still a wide-open race to succeed President Enrique Pena Nieto, …

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Thirteen killed in Mexican quake zone helicopter crash

Santiago Jamiltepec, Mexico | AFP | Thirteen people were killed in southern Mexico when a minister’s helicopter crash-landed on its way to the epicenter of a powerful earthquake that rattled the region, officials said Saturday. The 7.2 magnitude quake caused only material damage when it struck late Friday, but it …

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