Texas executes Mexican citizen who killed police officer

Texas executes Mexican citizen who killed police officer
News from Los Angeles Times:

HOUSTON — Texas executed a Mexican citizen late Wednesday despite objections from Mexico, a former Texas governor and U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry.

Edgar Tamayo Arias, 46, was put to death at 9:32 p.m. Central time for killing a Houston police officer in 1994, according to Jason Clark, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Tamayo made no last statement, Clark said.

Tamayo’s attorneys fought until the last minute to save his life, appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court for a stay of execution. It was denied. They argued that Tamayo had been deprived of his rights because, as a foreign citizen, he should have been informed of his right to diplomatic assistance under an international treaty known as the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.

Tamayo’s lawyers turned to the high court after the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected…………… continues on Los Angeles Times

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Treasury Secy urges Congress to raise debt ceiling as deadline looms
News from Hindu Business Line:

Washington, Jan 23:  

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew on Wednesday urged Congress to raise the debt ceiling by February 7, saying such a move would “provide certainty and stability to the economy.” In a letter to Congress, Lew referred to the February 7 deadline that lawmakers set in October when they last confronted the debt ceiling question.

If lawmakers don’t increase the ceiling or suspend it again by then, the Treasury will have to use extraordinary measures to continue selling debt.

Lew noted that in the current scenario the length of time extraordinary measures will be able to extend the nation’s borrowing authority is significantly shorter than it was in 2011 and 2013.

Additionally, the measures will most likely be exhausted in late February and he therefore said Congress “certainly” should raise the debt ceiling before late next month.

Current US national debt stands at about $ 17.2 trillion. In order for Lew to continue borrowing, Congress must pass a law to raise the debt limit.

Republicans in the House of Representatives have demanded concessions to raise the debt limit in the past. They are expected to decide on their negotiation strategy at a party conference next week. President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats…………… continues on Hindu Business Line

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Texas executes Mexican citizen who killed police officer

Texas executes Mexican citizen who killed police officer
News from Los Angeles Times:

HOUSTON — Texas executed a Mexican citizen late Wednesday despite objections from Mexico, a former Texas governor and U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry.

Edgar Tamayo Arias, 46, was put to death at 9:32 p.m. Central time for killing a Houston police officer in 1994, according to Jason Clark, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Tamayo made no last statement, Clark said.

Tamayo’s attorneys fought until the last minute to save his life, appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court for a stay of execution. It was denied. They argued that Tamayo had been deprived of his rights because, as a foreign citizen, he should have been informed of his right to diplomatic assistance under an international treaty known as the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.

Tamayo’s lawyers turned to the high court after the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected…………… continues on Los Angeles Times

… Read the full article
.

Related News:

Treasury Secy urges Congress to raise debt ceiling as deadline looms
News from Hindu Business Line:

Washington, Jan 23:  

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew on Wednesday urged Congress to raise the debt ceiling by February 7, saying such a move would “provide certainty and stability to the economy.” In a letter to Congress, Lew referred to the February 7 deadline that lawmakers set in October when they last confronted the debt ceiling question.

If lawmakers don’t increase the ceiling or suspend it again by then, the Treasury will have to use extraordinary measures to continue selling debt.

Lew noted that in the current scenario the length of time extraordinary measures will be able to extend the nation’s borrowing authority is significantly shorter than it was in 2011 and 2013.

Additionally, the measures will most likely be exhausted in late February and he therefore said Congress “certainly” should raise the debt ceiling before late next month.

Current US national debt stands at about $ 17.2 trillion. In order for Lew to continue borrowing, Congress must pass a law to raise the debt limit.

Republicans in the House of Representatives have demanded concessions to raise the debt limit in the past. They are expected to decide on their negotiation strategy at a party conference next week. President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats…………… continues on Hindu Business Line

… Read the full article


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