MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s government said it considers a shooting at a crowded department store in El Paso, Texas that left eight of its citizens dead an “act of terrorism” against Mexicans and hopes it will lead to changes in U.S. gun laws.
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard met Monday afternoon with local authorities in El Paso and said Mexico will participate in the investigations and trial there, as well as take legal action against those who sold the gun to the shooter.
“An investigation will be opened for terrorism, because that’s what it was,” Ebrard said at a press conference. “And the extradition request is not off the table.”
Ebrard also met with families of the victims and the injured and promised to speed up the repatriation process for the bodies of the eight Mexican victims.
“We agree that it appears racism and white supremacy are serious problems in the United States,” Ebrard said.
It’s a bit comical that Mexico – dysfunctional and rife with violence that it is – would take this stance. Glass houses and whatnot.
I can agree with the repatriation. I wonder if Mexico’s incredibly benevolent narco government would like to recall 12 million of their citizens while we work on our issues.
Socialist thugs telling America what to do.
Do they think they are Democrats?
Yeah, it’s not like the USA ever looked beyond its borders to find excuses to act.
Mexico is guided by the 1917 constitution. Mexico’s government has three branches, namely the executive branch, legislative branch, and judiciary branch. There is provision for separation of powers, although each branch keeps the other in check.
Sounds like what the US has.
We have moral superiority in all things….compared to utter corruption and institutionalized criminality in Mexico.
Yup, we’re right on top of that! Two words for you: Emoluments clause.
Dumbest 2 words ever.
…and has nothing to do with this story.
I knew your blinders would be tight enough to force you to say that.
Hey, you the one who couldn’t spot corruption and criminality in the Trump administration.
It’s hard to take corruption accusation seriously from 2 year olds who ignore the shameful, vile, drug infested corruption in Mexico.
If Mexico is so great, why does their population flee here?
If Trump is as corrupt as your toddler intellects indicate, shouldn’t we warn people at the border to not come here???
Are you saying to send them back?
My intellects was quite clear. I didn’t ignore Mexico. I’m quite familiar and horrified by their situation. I’m also horrified by our ICE camps.