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Mexico does not want El Paso shooter executed

Mexico does not want El Paso shooter executedPresident Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that Mexico does not want the El Paso shooter who killed 22 people — targeting Mexicans — to be executed, and will seek to extradite him from the United States. The confessed shooter in the mass killing in the Texas border city, 21-year-old Patrick Crusius, faces the death penalty in the US. Lopez Obrador, an anti-establishment leftist, said that while Mexico condemns Crusius’s “reprehensible, abominable” crimes, it does not want to see him put to death.



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Mexico pushes U.S. to designate El Paso shooting an act of terrorism

Mexico pushes U.S. to designate El Paso shooting an act of terrorismMexico’s government on Wednesday amplified its assertion that the Aug. 3 mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, was an act of terrorism against Mexicans, urging the United States to ensure the attack was designated as such. Speaking after meetings on Tuesday between U.S. and Mexican government officials about the incident, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard told a regular government news conference that steps needed to be taken to prevent future killings. “It’s very important to persevere, to specify, clarify and demand that measures are taken so that this is not repeated, and the first measure is to classify it for what it is, an act of terrorism that seeks to take Mexican lives,” Ebrard said.



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Mexico march demands justice for girls allegedly raped by police

Mexico march demands justice for girls allegedly raped by policeProtesters in Mexico City demanded justice Monday for two teenage girls who say police officers raped them, dousing the capital's security minister in pink glitter and smashing the glass doors of the local prosecutor's office. Shouting "Justice!", around 250 people, mostly women, took to the streets to protest the lack of punishment in the two cases, the latest to trigger outrage over the high rate of violence against women and girls in Mexico.



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Burger King employee draws pig on order placed by a New Mexico police officer

Burger King employee draws pig on order placed by a New Mexico police officerThe fast-food restaurant chain has fired five employees following the incident.



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19 bodies hung from bridge or hacked up in Mexico gang feud

19 bodies hung from bridge or hacked up in Mexico gang feudMexican police found nine bodies hanging from an overpass Thursday alongside a drug cartel banner threatening rivals, and seven more corpses hacked up and dumped by the road nearby. The killing spree reported by prosecutors in the western state of Michoacan marked a return to the grisly massacres carried out by drug cartels at the height of Mexico’s 2006-2012 drug war, when piles of bodies were dumped on roadways as a message to authorities and rival gangs. Two of the bodies hung by ropes from the overpass by their necks, half naked, and one of the dismembered bodies were women, Michoacan Attorney General Adrián López Solís said at a news conference.



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US Border Patrol boat fired on from Mexico

US Border Patrol boat fired on from MexicoA US Border Patrol boat came under heavy gunfire from the Mexican side of the Rio Grande early Friday, but no injuries were reported, the Customs and Border Protection agency said. Agents saw four assailants with automatic weapons shoot more than 50 rounds at the marine unit as it patrolled the river demarcating the border near Fronton, Texas, a CBP statement said. There was no information on who fired on the vessel and the CBP did not say whether the US agents returned fire.



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Nineteen bodies, some dismembered, found in southwestern Mexico

Nineteen bodies, some dismembered, found in southwestern MexicoMexican authorities said Thursday that they found 19 bodies, some dismembered, in the southwestern state of Michoacan, as the federal government seeks to combat rising violence with a new militarized police. The victims, which included three women, were found at three different locations in the drug-cartel hotbed of Uruapan, state prosecutor Adrian Lopez told reporters Thursday morning. Battles between rival criminal groups have made Michoacan one of Mexico’s bloodiest states.



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Scores from Mexico, Guatemala detained in Mississippi raids

Scores from Mexico, Guatemala detained in Mississippi raidsThe governments of Guatemala and Mexico said on Thursday that between them, almost 300 of their citizens had been detained in the southern U.S. state of Mississippi as part of sweeping U.S. immigration operations. Guatemala’s foreign ministry said in a statement that 176 of its citizens had been arrested in the raids in Mississippi, 142 of them men and 34 women. Separately, the Honduran foreign ministry said that two Hondurans so far had been confirmed among those detained.



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Armed robbers in Mexico steal $2.5 million in gold coins

Armed robbers in Mexico steal $  2.5 million in gold coinsArmed robbers broke into a Mexican government coin manufacturer on Tuesday and filled a backpack with more than $ 2 million worth of gold coins from a vault that had been left open, security officials said. The daylight robbery was the latest high-profile crime to hit Mexico City, where crime has increased during record lawlessness plaguing the country. Two people, one wielding a firearm, broke into a “Casa de Moneda” branch in the morning after throwing a security guard to the ground and taking his gun, Mexico City police said.



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The Latest: Discrepancies between US, Mexico victim lists

The Latest: Discrepancies between US, Mexico victim listsPolice in El Paso, Texas, have identified the 22 people killed in the weekend mass shooting at a Walmart store, but there are some discrepancies between that list and one the Mexican government released. El Paso police spokesman Sgt. Enrique Carrillo said the discrepancies could be due to the difference between U.S. identifications, such as driver’s licenses, and Mexican official names. Mexico’s foreign secretary, Marcelo Ebrard, began releasing the names of Mexicans who died in the shooting on Sunday.



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