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Washington, United States / 26.11.2019 17:38:44
The president of the United States, Donald Trump, said he will designate Mexican cartels as terrorists for their role in drug trafficking and people.RELATED
"They will be designated … I have been working on that for the past 90 days. You know, the designation is not that easy, you have to go through a process and we are well into that process," Trump said in a disclosed interview. on Tuesday.
The journalist BIll O'Reilly conducted the Trump radio interview, where the US president argued that by designating Mexican cartels as "Foreign Terrorist Organizations," it will give the US government more power to deal more effectively with the drugs that flow into their territory.
"We are losing 100 thousand people a year because of what is happening and what is happening from Mexico," Trump explained. Family LeBarón asks the US to declare terrorists to cartels in Mexico
The LeBarón family asked the US government to declare drug cartels in Mexico as terrorist organizations.
The request, which was published on Sunday in the White House page, indicates that Mexican cartels seek political power to create a narco-state in Mexico.
"The cartels control the flow of opioids, heroin, methamphetamines, cocaine, ultra-deadly fentanyl and all other illegal drugs that are smuggled into the United States from Mexico," the petition reads.
Yesterday, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard, considered it unnecessary to classify Mexican cartels as terrorists and said that the federal government "will in no way allow interventionism, as it is as if Mexico wanted to take action for the white supremacists."
Ebrard's statements are given that during the weekend, the LeBarón family, who was attacked for organized crime and murdered 9 of its members, considered reclassifying Mexican criminal organizations as terrorist organizations.
While in recent days, President López Obrador said that the Mexican State has the capabilities and resources to deactivate the cartels and criminal organizations operating in the country.
"It is clear that we have technical capacity, there is professionalism, both in the Navy, in the Army and the National Guard and research strategies are being applied and there is intelligence," he said in a morning conference.