A woman in Mexico holds up a sign showing a photo of Edgar Tamayo Arias
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Texas executes Mexican national amid diplomatic row

23 January 2014 Last updated at 15:15 GMT

The US state of Texas has executed Mexican national Edgar Tamayo Arias, convicted of killing a policeman in 1994.

The decision to carry out the sentence sparked a diplomatic outcry and protests from Mexico.

Texan officials maintain that their procedures met US Supreme Court guidance.

Bruno Garcez reports.

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