Drug trafficking groups in Mexico could be considered terrorist groups due to an initiative of the president of the United States, Donald Trump.
Due to the wave of violence that crosses the Mexican border, the president of the White House expects organizations such as the Northeast Cartel, linked to Los Zetas, Los Metros del Golfo Cartel and the Jalisco Cartel Nueva Generación de 'El Mencho', are approached by acts of terrorism, collects The Narco blog.
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“In fact, I have offered (to Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador) to let us go and clean it and he has so far rejected the offer. But to some extent, something has to be done, ”Trump said.
If parliamentarians approve this bill, the State Department will consider the Mexican drug cartels as terrorists alongside groups such as Al Qaeda, Boko Haram and the Islamic State.
The murder of the LeBarón family in Sonora, an area controlled by the Sinaloa Cartel and La Línea, reopened intentions to not only judge criminals as drug traffickers.
“Mexico will never admit any action that means violation of its national sovereignty. We will act firmly, ”said Marcelo Ebrard, AMLO chancellor.
According to Donald Trump, 100,000 people die annually due to disputes between cartels in Mexican territory.
The Jalisco New Generation Cartel of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, aka ‘El Mencho’, represents a great threat to US justice because several attacks are attributed to him in towns such as Michoacán and Guanajuato.
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Even the leader of this organization, causing more than 1400 deaths, is a fugitive.
For its part, the Northeast Cartel is waging a war against the Mexican Armed Forces in Tamaulipas, leaving dozens of civilians killed by the shootings.
Finally, Los Metros fight a butcher shop on the border with the United States with other cartels, such as the Gulf, led by the Cárdenas Guillén family.
"The most severe is that of a foreign terrorist organization, which is decided by the United States Department of State," internationalist Mauricio Meschoulam tells the BBC.
Which would lead to prioritizing the activity of drug traffickers on Trump's political agenda.
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"This gives the security forces high flexibility to carry out acts that have normally been seen as violating rights in a democracy," the expert adds.