WASHINGTON, D.C.: The state of Texas executed a Mexican man convicted of murder on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) despite a diplomatic outcry and pressure from the US federal government to further review his case. Edgar Tamayo Arias’s case had sparked widespread protests as he was not advised of his right to receive consular assistance at the time of his arrest—in violation of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. “The Mexican government urges effective action and calls for avoiding other sentences issued in contempt of the International Court of Justice’s ruling in order not to damage the regime of consular assistance and protection agreed between the countries,” a Foreign Ministry statement read. It said that Tamayo’s remains would be sent to Mexico, in accordance with the family’s wishes. The inmate’s lawyers had hoped to win a last-minute reprieve from the US Supreme Court after failing to persuade lower courts, only to have their appeal for a stay of execution denied in a matter of hours.