On Monday morning, President of Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced that Mexico will not be conducting the designation of cartels as terrorist organizations, as suggested by the United States.
Mexican President detested the idea and said
“We will never accept that, we are not ‘vendepatrias’ (nation sellers),”.
After nine U.S. citizens were brutally killed in a cartel ambush in Sonora Mexico, relatives announced they would meet and speak with President Trump. It is expected that the family ask for the cartels to be labeled as terrorists.
By labeling cartels and foreign terrorist organizations, there would be a higher limit of which cartel members could travel, helping the U.S. find and stop the crime organization.
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Earlier this year, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) filed legislation for the most violent cartels in Mexico to be labeled as a foreign terrorist organization, a move that would limit cartel members’ abilities to travel and provide tools to better clamp down on financial transactions, Breitbart Texas reported.
On Monday morning, Lopez Obrador’s foreign relations minister Marcelo Ebrard called designations unnecessary and inconvenient, adding that the U.S. and Mexico have a healthy working relationship in fighting cartels. According to Ebrard, terrorist designations would give the U.S. the legal avenue to take direct action on cartels on Mexican soil.