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Mexican President at UN: No Barriers Can Stop Immigration

Trump has infuriated Mexicans with a series of broadsides against the United States' southern neighbor

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Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto addresses the United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants, in the Trusteeship Council Chamber of the United Nations
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  • Trump has infuriated Mexicans with a series of broadsides against the United States’ southern neighbor
  • Efforts to stop immigration and the mix of cultures are bound to fail, Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto told at United Nations summit on migrants and refugees on Monday
  • Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party candidate in the Nov. 8 election, has accused Trump of embracing a brand of U.S. political conservatism associated with white nationalism and nativism
Efforts to stop immigration and the mix of cultures are bound to fail, Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto told at United Nations summit on migrants and refugees on Monday, as his country’s northern border has become an issue in the U.S. presidential election campaign.

Pena Nieto took a public opinion shellacking for hosting Republican Party candidate Donald Trump on Aug. 31 because Trump has repeatedly vowed to build a border wall to keep out illegal immigrants and said Mexico would pay for it.

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“History shows that there are no barriers that can stop either the movement of people or the fusion of cultures,” Pena Nieto said in his address to the summit ahead of the U.N. General Assembly.

“Neither natural nor artificial barriers hold sway. For every river, there has always been a bridge. For every obstacle, there has always been a way forward. Movement is an essential part of human existence,” he said.

Trump has infuriated Mexicans with a series of broadsides against the United States’ southern neighbor.

“We are a proudly mestizo, multi-cultural and diverse nation,” Pena Nieto said, referring to Mexican of mixed descent. “We Mexicans firmly believe that this mestizo fusion is the future and destiny of humankind.”

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Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party candidate in the Nov. 8 election, has accused Trump of embracing a brand of U.S. political conservatism associated with white nationalism and nativism.

She has linked Trump’s statements about immigration and religion to the rise of a political fringe movement in the U.S. known as the “alternative right”, which opposes multiculturalism and immigration. (VOA)

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Veteran Actress Shabana Azmi nominated as the Ambassador for WPSP

"I am honoured to be nominated as Global Leadership Ambassador for Women in Public Service Project at Wilson Centre, USA," Shabana tweeted on Sunday.

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Shabana Azmi
Shabana Azmi.

Veteran actress and social activist Shabana Azmi has been nominated as the Global Leadership Ambassador for Women in Public Service Project (WPSP), a Hillary Clinton-founded programme aimed at empowering the next generation of women around the world.

According to the official WPSP website, it is an innovative initiative to advance women to positions of influence in governments and civic organisations worldwide, and was founded by Clinton in partnership with the US Department of State and the Seven Sister Colleges of Barnard College, Bryn Mawr College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and Wellesley College.

“I am honoured to be nominated as Global Leadership Ambassador for Women in Public Service Project at Wilson Centre, USA,” Shabana tweeted on Sunday.

WPSP is a programme of the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative. It also mobilises women on issues of critical importance in public service.

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Shabana, who has been speaking up for women’s rights and has been working towards uplifting women’s status in the society through her Mijwan Welfare Society, was congratulated by actors like Tisca Chopra and Divya Dutta.

"I am honoured to be nominated as Global Leadership Ambassador for Women in Public Service Project at Wilson Centre, USA," Shabana tweeted on Sunday.
Shabana Azmi nominated Ambassador for Hillary Clinton’s founded WPSP

Acknowledging Tisca, Shabana wrote: “Women leaders can change the world. When women have a seat at the table, they lend their unique perspective to policy decisions that impact them and their communities. I commend WPSP Director Gwen Young and Advisor Sumera Haque for this urgent project.”

While thanking Divya, who said Shabana was the “best one to bring in the change”, she wrote: “Representation is more than numbers we need to take account of where women are present or absent in decision making. Building data and evidence base for women’s leadership is critical.”

The veteran actress emphasised that WPSP’s goal of 50×50 is an important mission that needs people to step up and enable and empower more women to lead. (IANS)

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