Politics In the consequences of a cartel massacre that eliminated nine Americans driving through the mountainous region south of the New Mexico border, Mexico’s president said that going to “war” with cartels is not an alternative.
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) made the statement on Wednesday early morning throughout his everyday press conference. The remark comes at a time when pressure continues to mount over the understanding that Mexico has actually gone soft on security issues.
” War is the most irrational thing there can be which is not going to be an alternative,” Lopez Obrador said.
The follows not long after a group of cartel gunmen most likely with “La Linea” faction of the Juarez Cartel killed three females and six children while injuring six others One day after the massacre, President Donald Trump reached out to AMLO initially by means of Twitter to use any required resources for “war” against cartels.
This is the time for Mexico, with the help of the United States, to wage WAR on the drug cartels and clean them off the face of the earth. We merely wait for a call from your terrific new president!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2019
” He used help and he mentioned that he will be ready to any call for assistance from us in that matter,” Lopez Obrador stated, “I thanked him for his interest in participating in this problem and I thanked him for being considerate of our sovereignty.”
A través del presidente Trump, envié mi más profundo pésame a los familiares y amigos de quienes fueron asesinados en los límites de Chihuahua y Sonora.
Le agradecí su disposición de apoyarnos y le informé que las instituciones del Gobierno de México actúan para hacer justicia. pic.twitter.com/nyls6gix86
— Andrés Manuel (@lopezobrador_) November 5, 2019
Going to war was attempted in the past and it only brought more violence and death, Lopez Obrador argued. In regard to criticism from U.S. political leaders and experts, AMLO said he appreciates their vision, however he does not share it.
” We are taking a different approach. That approach was attempted for 36 years and it failed,” Lopez Obrador said. “We are going to show that our approach works.”
Ildefonso Ortiz is an award-winning reporter with Breitbart Texas. He co-founded Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles project with Brandon Darby and senior Breitbart management. You can follow him on Twitter and on Facebook He can be gotten in touch with at Iortiz@breitbart.com
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