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Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto cancelled meeting with US President Donald Trump

Posted by Al Jazeera on Friday, January 27, 2017, In : North America 
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Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto cancelled on Thursday a scheduled meeting with US President Donald Trump next week amid a deepening dispute over a border wall promised by America's new leader.

"This morning we informed the White House that I will not attend the work meeting planned for next Tuesday with the POTUS [president of the US]," Pena Nieto said on Twitter. "Mexico reiterates its willingness to work with the United States to reach accords that favour both nations."

The Mexican pres...

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$460 million, 300 weapons seized in international raids by Interpol

Posted by AFP on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, In : North America 
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More than $460 million and some 300 weapons have been seized, mainly in Mexico, in a global anti-smuggling operation, Interpol said Tuesday.

"This operation has taken millions of dollars and hundreds of weapons out of the hands of organized crime and potentially terrorist groups as well," Interpol Secretary General Juergen Stock said in a statement.

The four-week operation, codenamed Chimera, launched on September 19 and involved 70 countries. Stock said it "clearly shows what can be achieved t...

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