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Mexico rejects US trade deal proposals on steel, aluminum

9 December 2019; AFP: Mexico's foreign minister said Sunday the country would not accept a US proposal for steel and aluminum production under the new trade deal, saying it would leave Mexico at a disadvantage.

During a meeting with senators to discuss details of negotiations for the United States-Mexico-Canada treaty (USMCA), Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said the US proposed that 70 percent of steel for automobile production come from the North American region.

Shooting Near Mexican Presidential Residence Kills Four

MEXICO CITY, Dec 8 (NNN-PRENSA LATINA) – Four people were killed and several others injured, in a shooting here on Saturday, near Mexico’s presidential residence, according to local media reports said, citing the police.

The incident happened, as an armed man entered an apartment building, near the National Palace, looking to urinate, and was confronted by residents of the building.

He, however, drew out a pistol and opened fire, the reports said.

Three residents were killed by the gunman, who was later shot dead by the police, authorities said.

Shooting near Mexican presidential residence kills 4: reports

MEXICO CITY, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- Four people were killed and several others injured in a shooting here Saturday near Mexico's presidential residence, according to local media reports.

The incident happened as an armed man entered an apartment building near the National Palace looking to urinate and was confronted by residents of the building. He then drew out a pistol and opened fire, the reports said citing the police.

Three residents were killed by the gunman, who was later shot dead by the police, authorities said.

Northern Mexico fears return to dark past after gunfights

VILLA UNION, Mexico (AP) — Mexico’s president says he wants to fight drug cartels with “hugs, not bullets,” but after 23 people were killed in a weekend gunbattle in the border state of Coahuila, some communities want a more forceful strategy to prevent cartel assailants from reimposing a reign of terror.

Death toll put at 20 for Mexico cartel attack near US border

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican security forces on Sunday killed seven more members of a presumed cartel assault force that rolled into a town near the Texas border and staged an hour-long attack, officials said, putting the overall death toll at 20.

The Coahuila state government said in a statement that lawmen aided by helicopters were still chasing remnants of the force that arrived in a convoy of pickup trucks and attacked the city hall of Villa Union on Saturday.

At least 14 dead in Mexico gunfight

MEXICO CITY, Dec 1 (NNN-Xinhua) — Four police officers and 10 suspected gunmen of the Cartel of the Northeast were killed in an hour-long gunbattle in Mexico’s northern state of Coahuila, authorities said Saturday.

Miguel Angel Riquelme Solis, governor of Coahuila state, said six more policemen were injured in the battle and several municipal workers were missing.

The governor said the armed group descended on the small town of Villa Union, which has a population of 3,000 and is about an hour’s drive southwest of the U.S. city of Eagle Pass.

At least 14 dead in Mexico gunbattle near Texas border

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican security forces fought an hour-long gun gunbattle Saturday with suspected cartel gunmen in Villa Union, a town in Coahuila state about an hour’s drive southwest of Eagle Pass, Texas, leaving at least 14 people dead, officials said.

Coahuila state Gov. Miguel Angel Riquelme told local media four of the dead were police officers killed in the initial confrontation, and that several municipal workers were missing.

Backlash in Mexico at US Pres Trump plan to list cartels as ‘terror’ groups

MEXICO CITY, Nov 29 (NNN-AGENCIES) — US Pres Donald Trump’s plan to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organisations has ignited a raging debate in Mexico on whether the groups’ horrific violence should be considered terrorism.

Mexicans broadly agree on one thing, though: They don’t want the American president’s help.

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