Mexico pipeline blast death toll rises to 79

The death toll from a fiery explosion at the site of an illegally tapped fuel line in central Mexico rose Sunday to 79, officials said.

Hundreds of people had been drawn to the site in the state of Hidalgo on Friday to gather fuel amid shortages and a government crackdown on pipeline fuel thefts.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation, Attorney General Alejandro Gertz told a news conference

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Trump defender crashes and burns on CNN after insisting Mexico will pay America back for the wall

Steve Cortes, former head of Hispanics for Trump, was reduced to a smoldering heap of ashes after Symone Sanders dropped a rhetorical bomb on his claim that Americans support President Trump’s proposed wall on the US-Mexico border, despite polling that shows otherwise, and that taxpayers were simply “fronting the cash” to our southern neighbor.

Migrants from Mexico and several nations to the south, many claiming to be refugees from oppressive government, are staging a 'march of the crosses' and threaten to besiege the US-Mexico border. (Reuters photo)

Elijah Cummings says U.S. must let caravan migrants enter: ‘That’s the law’

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants to use the military to secure the US-Mexico border until his promised border wall is built.

Trump also warned Mexico to halt the passage of about 1,100 migrants, many from Honduras, who had been marching in a caravan along roadsides and train tracks in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca.

“If it reaches our border, our laws are so weak and so pathetic,” Trump claimed. “It’s like we have no border.”