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Mexico prepared to 'talk to the devil' if Trump wins election

Mexico's Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal. Credit: Reuters

Mexico is prepared to "talk to the devil" should Donald Trump win the US election, the country's economic minister has said.

"We cannot afford to risk a very important bilateral agreement," Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal said.

"If we have to talk to the devil to guarantee the safety of the Mexican people, Mexico will talk to the devil."

Mr Villarreal's comments came as he stood in for President Enrique Pena Nieto during a forum in New York with the leaders of Peru, Chile, and Columbia.

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Rescued footballer Alan Pulido appears in public

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Mexico footballer Alan Pulido has appeared in public for the first time since he was rescued from kidnappers.

The 25-year-old appeared outside state police offices with one of his hands bandaged, alongside Tamaulipas governor Egidio Torre Cantu.

"The most important thing is that he is here. He is with us," Torre Cantu said.

Pulido was kidnapped by an armed group outside his his hometown of Ciudad Victoria as he left a party.

The Tamaulipas security coordination group for Mexico's security forces said in a statement early Monday that the rescue occurred shortly before midnight.

The statement said Pulido was being medically assessed.

Rescued Mexico footballer Alan Pulido 'safe and sound'

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Mexican authorities have released a photo on their Twitter account saying the footballer Alan Pulido was "rescued safe and sound".

The 25-year-old was kidnapped on Sunday by an armed gang after leaving a friend's party in the city of Ciudad Victoria.

Pulido appeared with one of his hands bandaged, alongside Tamaulipas governor Egidio Torre Cantu.

Kidnapped footballer Alan Pulido has been rescued

Credit: Reuters

Footballer Alan Pulido has been rescued after being kidnapped, according to Mexican authorities.

The Tamaulipas security co-ordination group for Mexico's security forces said in a statement that the rescue happened shortly before midnight on Sunday night.

The statement adds that the footballer is being medically assessed.

Pulido, 25, a forward for Greek team Olympiacos, disappeared from his hometown on Saturday night after being "intercepted by armed people".

'Special operation' underway to find kidnapped footballer

Alan Pulido has been missing since Saturday evening. Credit: REUTERS/Henry Romero

A "special operation" is currently underway in Mexico to find kidnapped footballer Alan Pulido, officials confirmed.

Officials in Tamaulipas said a 'special operation' was currently underway. Credit: Twitter

Pulido, 25, a forward for Greek team Olympiacos, disappeared from his hometown of Ciudad Victoria on Saturday night after reportedly being "intercepted by armed people after leaving a party", according to the local state prosecutor.

Ciudad Victoria is a town in Mexico's northern state of Tamaulipas which sits on the border with the U.S. state of Texas.

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