US President Donald Trump argued Wednesday that the massacre of nine members of a Mormon community in northern Mexico shows that he is right in the need to build a wall on the common border.
"When you see what is happening on the other side of the border, people are beginning to say 'maybe he is right about the wall, maybe he is right about the need to have a very strong border" https: //www.publimetro. com.mx/, "Trump said during a speech at the White House on judicial matters.
"The other side (the Democrats) wants open borders that bring a huge crime, and many people have told me that in the last couple of days, that they have begun to understand the issue of the border," the president added.RELATED
Trump thus made a veiled reference to the brutal murder this Monday of nine people, including six children, of dual American and Mexican nationality on a highway in Agua Prieta, municipality of Sonora that borders the United States and also with the state of Chihuahua .
After learning about the massacre on Tuesday, Trump offered his military help to Mexico to start a "war" against the cartels.
The Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, responded by appealing to national "sovereignty", although he thanked any cooperation that could occur "within the framework of current international legality and bilateral agreements."
Mexican authorities reported Wednesday that it was the La Línea cartel who allegedly perpetrated the killing of the Mormons and that this event would be connected with an armed clash with rivals of the Los Salazar criminal organization in which gun detonations were reported. Fire and burning vehicles.
Wall causes bilateral tension
Trump's electoral promise to build a wall on the border with Mexico has generated tensions in the bilateral relationship in the last two years, especially due to the insistence of the US president that the neighboring country should assume the bill of the project.
After more than a year of advancing the Trump project only by renewing existing fences in the border zone, the United States began in October to build a first stretch of new wall in the Rio Grande Valley region in Texas, as indicated by the Office of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to the CNN chain.
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