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Mexico Calls El Paso Shooting an ‘Act of Terrorism’ Against Mexicans

Mexico Calls El Paso Shooting an ‘Act of Terrorism’ Against Mexicans

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2019-08-05 08:30:49

Mexico’s government said it considers a shooting at a crowded department store in El Paso, Texas that left seven of its citizens dead an “act of terrorism” against Mexicans and hopes it will led to changes in U.S. gun laws.

Lupe Lopez carries a photo of Elsa Mendoza Marquez, a Mexican schoolteacher from across the border in Ciudad Juarez who was killed in the shooting, during an interfaith vigil for victims of a mass shooting, which left at least 20 people dead, on August 4, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Monday that Mexico will respect the debate that will unfold in the United States following Saturday’s attack that killed a total of 20 people, but he believes the discussion could lead to change north of the border.

“There could be a change to their laws because it is stunning what is happening, unfortunate and very powerful,” López Obrador said. “I don’t rule out that they could change their constitution and laws. These are new times; you have to always be adjusting the legal aspects to the new reality.”

Many in Mexico were reeling Sunday from revelations that the shooting appeared to have been aimed at Hispanics — and…



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