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Sat, 14 Dec 2019 05:04 GMT

Mexico and US to Exchange Information on El Paso Shooting

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7Dnews London

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 09:24 GMT

Mexico stated on Tuesday, August 13th, that it had agreed with the United States to exchange information regarding the deadly shooting in El Paso, Texas, which killed 22 people, according to AFP.

"Both governments agreed to exchange information on their respective investigations, in strict accordance with each country's regulatory frameworks," the Mexican Foreign Ministry Marcelo Ebrard said in a statement, following a meeting in Mexico City between representatives of both nations.

Ebrard condemned the shooting as an "act of terrorism" against his country's nationals on August 5th. Furthermore, the ministry said it informed the US officials of its concern about the shooting and the perpetrator's ties to white supremacy.

A representative from the Mexican government is scheduled to meet on Wednesday in El Paso with prosecutors investigating the attack.

The Mexican government delivered a diplomatic note to the United States on Thursday, August 8th, rejecting hate speech and white supremacy, and demanding that Washington provide information on whether there are other perpetrators or potential organisations seeking to endanger Mexicans.

Critics of US President Donald Trump have denounced his anti-immigrant rhetoric as fuel for the violence.

Eight Mexican citizens were among those gunned down in the racially charged rampage in El Paso, which borders Mexico's Ciudad Juarez. The town has a population of 680,000 people, some 83% of whom are Hispanic.

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