Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has refused to congratulate Joe Biden on his potential victory in the US 2020 Elections, breaking ranks from his counterparts in the United Kingdom, Canada, and France.
Earlier today, the leaders of the UK, Canada, and France offered their congratulations to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for their apparent victory at the polls after the Associated Press, CNN, and other mainstream news outlets called the race for the Biden-Harris campaign against President Donald Trump.
Speaking to the press, the Mexican president said that he was unable to offer his congratulations until all legal proceedings are concluded, calling his decision “politically prudent.”
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The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to review two controversial immigration policies from the Trump administration – the construction of a southern US border wall using diverted funds from the Pentagon, and a requirement that those seeking asylum at the border wait in Mexico while their cases are considered.
The justices will hear an appeal from the Department of Justice regarding a 2019 lower court ruling which found that the latter policy likely violated federal immigration law, according to Reuters.
The program, called Migrant Protection Protocols, remains in effect because the Supreme Court in March put the lower court’s decision to block the policy on hold while the legal battle continues. – Reuters
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.
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.
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.”
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.