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    Forget the Alamo — Mexicans Are Helping Texas

    They’re crossing the border in droves. President Trump has taken repeated rhetorical swipes at Mexicans and vowed to wall them out of the U.S. But Mexico’s offered food, boats and volunteers in the wake of Houston’s Hurricane Harvey. While Trump may wince, Texas Gov. Greg Abbot has accepted, and Mexico’s consul in Austin says his nation “looks forward to doing its share.” Meanwhile, Venezuela has offered $5 million in aid via its U.S.-based company Citgo — perhaps in part because recent U.S. sanctions mean Caracas can’t repatriate its profits anyway.

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