Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Luis Ebrard Casaubón issued a video statement Sunday announcing Mexico would take legal action under international law to protect Mexican citizens and Mexican-Americans in the United States. The statement comes the day after a gunman with an alleged anti-Hispanic/Mexican motive massacred shoppers in El Paso, Texas, killing 20 and wounding 26. The Mexican government said three Mexican were killed and six wounded in the attack on the border city.
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Posición sobre la tragedia en El Paso Texas : pic.twitter.com/gIXuJcQJLy
— Marcelo Ebrard C. (@m_ebrard) August 4, 2019
José Díaz-Briseño, a reporter with Reforma posted a summary of Ebrard’s statement in English, “JUST IN: Mexican Govt will file legal actions under ‘international law’ to demand protection of Mexican nationals & Mexican-American community in the US after El Paso’s shooting, per MX Foreign Minister”
⚡️JUST IN: Mexican Govt will file legal actions under ‘international law’ to demand protection of Mexican nationals & Mexican-American community in the US after El Paso’s shooting, per MX Foreign Minister https://t.co/4dHsnuKS21
— José Díaz-Briseño (@diazbriseno) August 4, 2019
The AP reported Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said three Mexican citizens were killed and that Ebrard added six Mexicans were wounded in the attack.
Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says three Mexicans have been killed in the shooting in the border city of El Paso, Texas.
He tweeted Saturday that he sends “condolences to the families of the victims, both American and Mexican.”
…Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard says six Mexicans were wounded in the shooting. He identified three as 45-year-old Mario de Alba Montes, 44-year-old Olivia Mariscal Rodríguez and 10-year-old Erika de Alba Mariscal. Ebrard says the man and woman are from Chihuahua and all three are being treated at an El Paso hospital.
He says the other three wounded Mexicans were two men and a woman from Torreón, in Coahuila state, and Ciudad Juarez. Their names weren’t given.