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Mexico's ex-president Felipe Calderon was at Boston Marathon, expresses solidarity with victims

updated 6:11 AM EDT, Tue April 16, 2013
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Felipe Calderon expresses solidarity with victims, American people
  • The former Mexican president says he was watching Monday's marathon
  • Calderon says he was several kilometers from the finish line where explosions went off

(CNN) -- Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon says he was several kilometers from the area where two explosions went off in Boston on Monday.

"We were watching the marathon a few kilometers from the finish line," Calderon wrote in a Twitter post.

"My solidarity is with the victims of the explosions of today in Boston and with the American people that unjustly suffers these acts," Calderon wrote.

Moments earlier, the former president had congratulated Mexicans who participated in the race.

Calderon, who governed Mexico from 2006 to 2012, is spending this academic year as a fellow at Harvard University.

What we know about the explosions, aftermath

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