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Trump Signs Permits to Export Texas Oil to Mexico Through New Infrastructure

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US President Donald Trump has signed orders green-lighting the added export of Texas crude oil to Mexico through new infrastructure.

“In a few moments, I will sign four critical permits granting approval to vital pipeline and railway infrastructure on our nation’s border,” Trump said before signing the documents on Wednesday. “This will include two permits allowing the export of Texas crude [oil] to Mexico.”

The White House said the two pipelines belong to Nustar Logistics, L.P.

One of the permits said it allows NuStar Energy to construct, connect, operate, and maintain pipeline at the US-Mexico border for the purposes of transporting crude oil, liquified natural gas and other energy products.

A second presidential decree renews the NuStar’s permit to maintain and operate existing pipeline infrastructure in Hidalgo County, Texas.

Sputnik

Mexican Govt on Damage Control After Cartel Reveals Armored Paramilitary Unit

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Mexico’s top security official is trying to downplay a cartel-produced video purportedly showing an armored paramilitary unit.

The unit includes a large contingent of cartel gunmen wearing high-end tactical gear and posing by what appears to be dozens of factory-made armored trucks and SUVs.

The release of the video comes just one day after Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador visited the region.

The incident took place Friday afternoon as suspected members of Mexico’s Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion leaked a two-minute-long video.

The video shows what appears to be hundreds of gunmen in military-style uniforms next to a long line of armored SUVs.

The video also reveals a large contingent of gunmen who are perhaps better armed and equipped than Mexico’s own security forces.

Breitbart

Gunmen Kill 24 in Mexican Drug Rehab Center

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Mexican officials are trying to identify the gunmen who attacked a drug rehabilitation center in central Mexico on Wednesday, killing at least 24 people and wounding seven others in the town of Irapuato.

Pedro Cortes, secretary of public security in Irapuato, told the French News Agency (AFP), the suspects forced the victims to the ground and opened fire before fleeing in a red vehicle.

Cortes said the victims were in an unregistered annex of the rehabilitation center, where street level drug dealers are known to seek shelter from drug gangs.

In response to the attack, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said his government would not allow the country “to fall into anarchy and disorder.”

Voice of America

Mexico Murder Total Hits All-Time High

Woman’s Grisly Murder in Mexico Puts AMLO on the Defensive

Narcos Location Scout Murdered in Mexico

Mexico Pushes Back Against Effort to Label Cartels Terrorists Groups

Mexico’s President Calls for Investigation Into “Fast and Furious”

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Apologists for former President Barack Obama love to claim that his administration was scandal free – a claim that may appear true to someone who didn’t pay attention whatsoever during the Obama administration.

There were numerous scandals under his administration, and the Spygate scandal is still making headlines today as new documents continue exposing new depths to his administration’s corruption.

And that’s not the only scandal we may be learning more of. As The Blaze reports:

Mexico’s president asked the United States for answers and an apology for the Obama-era gun-running operation known as “Fast and Furious.” On Friday, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called for an investigation into Operation Fast and Furious to prevent it from happening again.

Bongino

Obama Brags No Scandals “Embarrassed” His Presidency Like Trump Faces

Brother of Slain Border Patrol Agent Pushes For Fast & Furious Records

Mexican Judge Releases Cartel Boss Who Ordered Hit on Breitbart Texas Writer

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A Mexican cartel boss who ordered a hit on a contributing writer for Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles project in 2018 was released from prison and is now threatening avocado growers in Michoacán.

Known as “El Boto or Marruecos,” Cesar Sepulveda Arellano, a leading member of Los Viagras Cartel and the founder of the faction known as “Blancos de Troya,” was in the state prison of Mil Cumbres in Michoacán awaiting trial for the murder of Buenavista Mayor Javier Urena Gonzales.

However, on April 30, a state judge ordered his release after state prosecutors were not able to “present” enough evidence to move forward with the case.

Breitbart

Mexico Deports Nearly All Migrants From Detention Centers

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Mexico has almost entirely cleared out government migrant centers over the past five weeks to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, returning most of the occupants to their countries of origin, official data showed on Sunday.

In a statement, the National Migration Institute (INM) said that since March 21, in order to comply with health and safety guidelines, it had been removing migrants from its 65 migrant facilities, which held 3,759 people last month.

In the intervening weeks, Mexico has returned 3,653 migrants to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador by road and air, with the result that only 106 people remain in the centers, it said.

Voice of America

Mexican Drug Smugglers Feel Pandemic Pain Just Like Any Other Business

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Sheriffs in southern border states say the billion-dollar business of drug smuggling is being rocked by the perfect storm of unfavorable conditions, potentially spurring higher prices in the United States as supply dries up.

Residents from South America up through Mexico have been locked down under stay-at-home orders in a similar fashion as people in the U.S., making it harder for the cartels to transport drugs to the U.S. southern border. A March 20 Trump administration ban on all nonessential travel at border crossings between the U.S. and Mexico made it more challenging for smugglers to move drugs in vehicles through ports of entry.

On top of that, Border Patrol agents working between those ports of entry are also arresting far fewer illegal immigrants — from 4,000 people a day during the surge last May to less than 100 each day in recent weeks, allowing them to focus on threats like drug smuggling. With ports of entry and the unfenced land in between being closely watched by federal border officials, cartels appear to be cutting back on their movements.

Washington Examiner

Mexico City Hospitals “Completely Overwhelmed” as COVID-19 Cases Rise

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As the coronavirus outbreak gains traction across Latin America, horrifying stories – like the explosion of deaths across Ecuador that has left bodies piling up in the streets – are bound to become increasingly common.

Brazil and Peru are grappling with the two largest outbreaks in Latin America, but Mexico is increasingly finding that the virus is more widespread in Mexican society than AMLO – who dismissed the threat from the virus in even more strident tones than Trump – and the government had expected.

Mexico has confirmed 8,261 cases and 686 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins.

Zero Hedge

Mexico is Considering Closing its Border to Stop Americans Bringing Coronavirus!

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For once, the conversation over closing the US-Mexico border is being driven b Mexican health officials who say they are considering shutting out Americans to keep coronavirus out of their country.

There are currently more than 2,000 cases of the virus in the US and it is spreading rapidly. Forty-three people have died from it.

By contrast in Mexico, there have only been 16 confirmed cases and no deaths.

At a press conference on Friday, health minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said: ‘Mexico wouldn’t bring the virus to the United States, rather the United States would bring it here.

‘The possible flow of coronavirus would come from the north to the south.

‘If it were technically necessary, we would consider mechanisms of restriction or stronger surveillance,’ he said.

Daily Mail

Woman’s Grisly Murder in Mexico Puts AMLO on the Defensive

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(Bloomberg) — Demonstrators in Mexico City, outraged by the horrific murder of a 25-year-old woman, on Friday sprayed graffiti on the presidential palace and disrupted President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s daily press conference.

Even in a nation accustomed to rampant homicides and frequent violence against women, the case of Ingrid Escamilla was particularly shocking. Pictures of her dismembered body were leaked on social media, causing widespread revulsion, anger and despair.

The shouts from protesters outside the palace could be heard as reporters questioned the president about measures to reduce killings. A crowd of about 100, most of them women, spray painted slogans on the ornate building that dates to the 16th century. Some splashed red paint on its doors.

Bloomberg

Mexico Pushes Back Against Effort to Label Cartels Terrorists Groups