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Donald Trump goes to FBI after Twitter ‘threats’ in name of El Chapo

Donald Trump has complained to the FBI after attacks on Twitter purportedly from the escaped Mexican drug lord El Chapo. Photograph: John Locher/AP

Donald Trump has complained to the FBI after attacks on Twitter purportedly from the escaped Mexican drug lord El Chapo. Photograph: John Locher/AP

An aide to Donald Trump has claimed the FBI is investigating threatening tweets to the US Republican presidential hopeful that are purported to have originated from Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the notorious Mexican drug lord who escaped from prison on Saturday.

The authenticity of the Twitter accounts from which the threats were allegedly made could not be verified, but one made out in the kingpin’s name, Joaquin Guzman Loera, that on Sunday had celebrated his escape sent a message threatening Trump if he continued to speak out.

“Keep screwing [with us] and I’m going to make you eat your fucking words you lousy white faggot,” said the Twitter account with the user name @ElChap0Guzman.

Four Mexican government officials said they could not say whether the account, as well as several others in the name of some of Guzman’s children that were linked to it, were genuine. “I am told they are apocryphal,” said Mexican deputy interior minister Roberto Campa.

Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman escapes jail

Guzman had been recaptured in February 2014

Guzman had been recaptured in February 2014

Top Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman, known as El Chapo or “Shorty”, has escaped from a maximum security prison for a second time, officials say.

In a statement, Mexico’s National Security Commission said Guzman was last seen in the showers of the Altiplano jail late on Saturday night.

He was the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, which smuggles huge amounts of illegal drugs into the US.

His recapture in 2014 was hailed as a victory for Mexico’s government.

Officials say that Guzman’s escape was discovered when officers checked his cell in the Altiplano prison, which is near Mexico City.

A search operation has been launched and flights have been suspended at a nearby Toluca airport.

Guzman escaped from a Mexican high-security prison in 2001. He hid in a laundry basket after bribing prison officials.

He had been serving a sentence of more than 20 years after being arrested in Guatemala in 1993.

The US has indicted him on federal drug trafficking charges.

His arrest last year was a success story for Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. At the time of his arrest Guzman was paraded before the media in Mexico City.

Donald Trump vuelve a atacar, ahora contra la actual Miss Universo

La colombiana apoyó a la comunidad latina, luego de los comentarios racistas de Trump (Getty Images/Archivo/Especial).

La colombiana apoyó a la comunidad latina, luego de los comentarios racistas de Trump (Getty Images/Archivo/Especial).

(CNNMéxico) — El aspirante republicano a la presidencia de EU, Donald Trump, calificó como “hipócrita” a la actual Miss Universo, la colombiana Paulina Vega, quien reprobó sus expresiones sobre los mexicanos.

Vega publicó el jueves pasado en su cuenta de Instagram que los comentarios de Trump fueron “injustos e hirientes”, y recordó que la organización Miss Universo trabaja de forma independiente de sus dueños.

Este domingo Trump, copropietario de los concursos Miss USA y Miss Universo, le contestó a la actual Miss Universo vía Twitter, y la llamó “hipócrita” por conservar la corona que ganó en enero pasado, pese haberlo criticado “por decir la verdad sobre la inmigración ilegal”.

¿Por qué Donald Trump está tan enojado con México?

Donald Trump busca la presidencia de los Estados Unidos en medio de la polémica por sus declaraciones en contra de México. (Bloomberg)

Donald Trump busca la presidencia de los Estados Unidos en medio de la polémica por sus declaraciones en contra de México. (Bloomberg)

Donald Trump tiene un problema con México. -No, no ése – uno de 12 millones de dólares relacionado con el concurso Miss Universo 2007.

Detrás de los titulares relacionados con los ataques verbales que lanzó Trump contra México hay una disputa legal entre el candidato presidencial multimillonario y dos empresarios mexicanos. Trump dice que le deben millones del concurso de belleza de hace ocho años.

La disputa se perdió en medio del alboroto a ambos lados de la frontera cuando en su discurso de lanzamiento de campaña el 16 de junio Trump –primero magnate de los bienes raíces, luego estrella de Reality TV y ahora candidato presidencial- acusó a los mexicanos de traer las drogas y el delito a los Estados Unidos.

Nadie ha sugerido que fueron sus problemas de dinero en México los que provocaron dichos comentarios. Pero el lío judicial llevó a Trump a jurar no hacer negocios con el país entero, a calificar de corrupto a su sistema judicial y sugerir la construcción de un muro impenetrable para evitar que los mexicanos estafen a los Estados Unidos.

“Canada Needs to Get Cozy With Mexico”

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - FEBRUARY 18:  Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper talks during a conference at the National Palace on February 18, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. Harper is in Mexico for a Wednesday meeting with the leaders of Mexico and the United States. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – FEBRUARY 18: Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper talks during a conference at the National Palace on February 18, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico. Harper is in Mexico for a Wednesday meeting with the leaders of Mexico and the United States. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent/Getty Images)

Christopher Sands writes:

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair wants to abolish it. Liberal leader Justin Trudeau unfriended it. Prime Minister Stephen Harper would like to avoid the subject. But last week the Canadian Senate proved that it can make a valuable contribution to public policy discourse by issuing a thoughtful report on North America.

It was a product of the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, chaired by Senator Raynell Andreychuk of Saskatchewan. Entitled North American Neighbours: Maximizing Opportunities and Strengthening Cooperation for a More Prosperous Future, the report weighs in at a concise 38 pages. The Committee heard from 22 witnesses including the Mexican Ambassador to Canada Francisco Suárez. (Full disclosure: I was a witness as well)

The report calls on the Government of Canada to improve bilateral relations with Mexico, which have been tense in recent years following the Harper government’s imposition of a visa requirement for Mexicans trying to enter Canada. Despite all the furor over illegal immigration from Mexico to the United States, neither country requires a visa for visitors from the other. Work visas are different and all three countries requires these of citizens of the other two.

Interestingly, the report gives three reasons for improving relations with Mexico. The first is that Mexico has significant potential as a partner for Canada. At a time when many Canadian firms, NGOs and students looking to study abroad are hoping for improved access to emerging markets, Canada already has privileged access to one of the most dynamic markets thanks to NAFTA. And Mexico’s energy reforms have led Mexican firms to look for partners abroad, so why not Canadian firms?