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Mexico pushes US to designate El Paso shooting an act of terrorism

MEXICO CITY: Mexico’s government on Wednesday doubled down on its assertion that the Aug 3 mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, was an act of terrorism against Mexicans and urged the United States to ensure the incident was designated as such.
Speaking after meetings on Tuesday between US and Mexican government officials about the case, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard told a regular government news conference that steps needed to be taken to prevent future killings.
“It’s very important to persevere, to specify, clarify and demand that measures are taken so that this is not repeated, and the first measure is to classify it for what it is, an act of terrorism that seeks to take Mexican lives,” Ebrard said.
Twenty-two people lost their lives in the shooting at a Walmart store in the U.S. border city. (REUTERS)

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