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Updated 10/16/20, 9:48 a.m.

LOS ANGELES — Mexico's former defense secretary helped smuggle thousands of kilograms of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana into the United States in exchange for bribes, according to court documents unsealed Friday.

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MEXICO CITY — Mexican security forces on Sunday killed seven more members of a presumed cartel assault force that rolled into a town near the Texas border and staged an hour-long attack, officials said, putting the overall death toll at 20.

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COLONIA LEBARON, Mexico — Family and friends prepared to bury on Saturday the last victim of a cartel ambush that killed nine American women and children from a community in northern Mexico where having gangsters in their midst has long been a fact of life.

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PHOENIX — The biggest victims of President Donald Trump's tariffs won't necessarily be Mexicans or Chinese or young urbanites who will have to pay more for avocado toast.

The people likely to pay the steepest price for Trump's attempts to bend Mexico and China to his will are poor Americans, who already live close to the financial edge and could have to pay more for everyday purchases.

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President Trump’s threat of tariffs on goods coming from Mexico has disrupted financial markets. And while the move would impact the earnings of a number of U.S. companies, it’s also a concern in Asia.

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There’s word this week of new round of competition for Hawai‘i’s tourism industry. One destination has long been a rival when it comes to travelers from the west coast of the mainland. But now tourist officials there are pursuing another market: China. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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  Currency volatility plays a role in the amount of money Japanese visitors spend during their time in Hawaii. It also affects how Japanese companies invest their money. And for several Japanese automakers, the result is a growing presence in Mexico. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.