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Texas Executes Mexican Citizen

By: Emma Nunn On November 8, 2017, Ruben Cardenas Ramirez, a Mexican national living the in United States, was executed by lethal injection, despite international pressure from the president of Mexico and the United Nations.[1] ┬áRamirez was convicted in 1998 for the kidnap, rape, and murder of his sixteen-year-old cousin.[2] The international community criticized the execution for violating a ruling…