Donald Trump Offered Mexico Help To Fight Cartels After American Mormon Massacre

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, offered on Tuesday to Mexico to launch a "war on drug cartels", after an attack on a Mormon American community in the north of the country that left nine dead. "If Mexico needs or asks for help to get rid of these monsters, the United States is ready, willing and able to get involved to do the job in a clean and effective way," Trump wrote in a tweet.

The ambush in which three women and six children from a Mormon community established in northern Mexico died on Monday in the town of Rancho de la Mora, on the border of the states of Sonora and Chihuahua.

Julian Lebar贸n, one of the leaders of the religious group, told a local radio station that his cousin was traveling to the airport with her four children when she was attacked by criminals, who shot them and then set the vehicle on fire.

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Hours later, they located two other vehicles with the women who were driving them dead by gunshot wounds, in addition to two minors, a boy and a girl, also deceased, according to Lebar贸n's account of the Milenio chain. "This is the time for Mexico, with the help of the United States, to launch the war against drug cartels and erase them from the face of the earth. We are waiting for the call of the new president," Trump said.

In his morning press conference, the president of Mexico, Andr茅s Manuel L贸pez Obrador, announced that he will speak with Trump. "All the cooperation that is necessary, that is what I am going to tell President Trump now, thank him very much, see how they can help, but taking care of our sovereignty as they do and as all countries do," he said.

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The president of Mexico, Andr茅s Manuel L贸pez Obrador, announced Tuesday that he will speak with his American counterpart Donald Trump, after the attack on a Mormon American family in northern Mexico, which left a balance of nine dead, three women and six children.

"All the cooperation that is necessary, that is what I am going to tell President Trump now, thank him very much, see how they can help, but taking care of our sovereignty as they do and as all countries do," said L贸pez Obrador in his morning conference

With AFP information

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