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Mexican man facing voter fraud trial in Sacramento. He’s a Trump supporter

Mexican man facing voter fraud trial in Sacramento. He’s a Trump supporterFor years, President Trump has claimed that millions of noncitizens voted in the 2016 presidential election, unfairly skewing his vote as Democrat Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College.



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Mexican former minister detained, deepening president's anti-graft quest

Mexican former minister detained, deepening president's anti-graft questA judge ordered a former Mexican Cabinet minister to be detained pending a trial over suspected losses to taxpayers, her lawyer said on Tuesday, opening a new front in President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s campaign to eradicate corruption. The detention of former social development minister Rosario Robles is likely to ramp up scrutiny of the administration of Lopez Obrador’s predecessor, Enrique Pena Nieto, whose 2012-2018 presidency was plagued by graft scandals. Lopez Obrador has made rooting out corruption the cornerstone of his career, though he took office in December saying he did not want to rake through the past.



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Border Patrol Agents Shot at from Mexican Side of Rio Grande

Border Patrol Agents Shot at from Mexican Side of Rio GrandeA U.S. Customs and Border Patrol boat patrolling the Rio Grande was shot at Friday morning, the agency has announced.“Early this morning, agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station Marine Unit patrolling near Fronton, Texas, reported they were fired upon from the Mexican riverbank,” CBP said in a statement released Friday morning. “Agents saw four subjects with automatic weapons who shot over 50 rounds at them. The boat was hit several times but no one on board was injured.”Running along the Texas–Mexico border, the Rio Grande is a hotbed of illegal immigration. Smugglers routinely expose migrants to unsafe conditions in order to raft them across the river into U.S. territory. The perilous but common journey captured national attention in June after a photo emerged of a father and daughter who drowned while trying to cross the river. The photo, which went viral on social media and appeared in newspapers around the world, showed 25-year-old Oscar Ramirez face down on the river bank next to his two-year-old daughter.CBP had rescued 63 migrants from the river this year as of April 26.



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Mexican man who shielded wife in Texas mass shooting dies

Mexican man who shielded wife in Texas mass shooting diesA Mexican man who threw himself in front of his wife to shield her from bullets in a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, died on Monday, officials and his family said, raising the toll of Mexican nationals killed in one of two weekend mass shootings in the United States to eight. Juan de Dios Velazquez, 77, had moved to El Paso with his wife Estela Nicolasa, 65, from Ciudad Juarez, just across the border in Mexico, six months before they were caught in Saturday’s mass shooting at a Walmart store. “He couldn’t fight anymore, his heart started to fail,” said Idaly Velazquez, a niece who confirmed his passing to Reuters.



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900 asylum seekers returned to wait in Mexican border city

900 asylum seekers returned to wait in Mexican border cityThe United States government has sent about 900 mostly Central American and Cuban migrants back to this northern Mexico border city since expanding its controversial “remain in Mexico” program to the easternmost point on the shared border two weeks ago, Mexican authorities say. Under the program, migrants who turn themselves over to U.S. authorities and, in most cases, request asylum, are returned to Mexico after being given a court date.



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Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' begins life term in Colorado 'Supermax' prison

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' begins life term in Colorado 'Supermax' prisonA jury convicted him of drug trafficking and engaging in multiple murder conspiracies as the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, one of Mexico’s largest, most violent drug-trafficking organizations. “We can confirm that Joaquin Guzman is in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons at United States Penitentiary (USP) Administrative Maximum (ADX) Florence, located in Florence, Colorado,” the U.S. Bureau of Prisons said in a statement.



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Protesters take down US flag and replace it with a Mexican flag at ICE detention center

Protesters take down US flag and replace it with a Mexican flag at ICE detention centerProtestors spray painted a Blue Lives Matter flag with "Abolish ICE," and hung it upside down.



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Mexican President Warns Others May Leave Government After Urzua

Mexican President Warns Others May Leave Government After Urzua(Bloomberg) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, under pressure after the resignation of his finance minister, warned other officials may quit his government as part of the deep policy changes he is leading.“In a democratic government there are always differences and disagreements,” Lopez Obrador said Wednesday at his daily press conference. “You have to get used to the changes and there could even be other resignations.”The Mexican peso dropped as much as 0.8%, leading emerging markets currency losses for a second straight session. It fell 0.4% to 19.2344 per dollar at 9:01 a.m. in New York.AMLO, as the Mexican leader is known, said the resignation of Carlos Urzua on Tuesday stems from disagreements over the country’s national development plan. Urzua also disagreed about the management of Mexico’s state-owned banks, the president said, adding that the former finance minister had clashed with his Chief of Staff Alfonso Romo and with the head of Mexico’s tax collection agency.“This is a government of free men and women. Suddenly someone can say ‘I don’t agree with the government’s path’,” AMLO said, adding that no other resignation has been presented to him so far. “What I want to make clear is that the way of doing politics won’t change at all.”To contact the reporters on this story: Carlos Manuel Rodriguez in Mexico City at carlosmr@bloomberg.net;Cyntia Barrera Diaz in Mexico City at cbarrerad@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Juan Pablo Spinetto at jspinetto@bloomberg.net, Walter BrandimarteFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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Mexican president gets little backlash for migrant crackdown

Mexican president gets little backlash for migrant crackdownMexican police, soldiers and National Guard are raiding hotels, buses and trains to round up migrants, creating scenes of weeping Central American mothers piled into police vans along with their children and overflowing detention centers with deplorable conditions. Such scenes have caused an outcry in the United States, but in Mexico there has been little backlash against the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador even though his country has historically had a deep sympathy for the plight of migrants. This sympathy has been eroded by the migrant caravans of late 2018 and early 2019, which left a bad taste in the mouth of Mexicans and caused deep divisions among pro-migrant groups.



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Mexican government watchdog concerned about National Guard's detaining migrants

Mexican government watchdog concerned about National Guard's detaining migrantsMexico’s newly created National Guard has detained U.S.-bound migrants and the government should make public the rules governing their power to curb immigration, the head of the government’s human rights ombudsman said on Monday. The National Guard is a security force created by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to bring down record homicide rates.



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