30 Jun '15, 4pm

Mexico drops out of #MissUniverse over #Trump tirade

MEXICO CITY (AFP) - Anger over US presidential candidate Donald Trump’s remarks about Mexican migrants boiled over on Tuesday as Bogota withdrew its candidacy to host his Miss Universe show and Mexico dropped out of the pageant. The real estate tycoon’s comments have incensed Latin Americans and the Hispanic community in the United States since he said on June 16 that migrants were bringing drugs and “rapists” across the border. Losing both a Latin American contestant and city are big setbacks for Miss Universe as the pageant is hugely popular in the region, where victory is a source of national pride that can spark street celebrations. “Bogota declines its aspiration to be the host city of the next competition,” the capital’s Tourism District Institute said in a statement. “The decision was taken after the disrespectful remarks against the Latino and Mexican community of ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/world/americas/mexico-drops-o...

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