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‘US creates monsters’: Trump talk of war on Mexico cartels echoes past failures

‘US creates monsters’: Trump talk of war on Mexico cartels



After the massacre of a US family, the president offered to help ‘cleaning out these monsters’ but previous interventions have brought little peaceAfter nine members of a Mormon family with US/Mexican citizenship were slaughtered by gunmen, Donald Trump reacted by urging his Mexican counterpart to let him sort out the drug cartels.“If Mexico needs or requests help cleaning out these monsters, the United States stands ready, willing & able to get involved and do the job quickly and effectively,” the US president tweeted on Tuesday, after news broke of the massacre – the latest in a series of extremely violent events across the country. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/10/mexico-war-drug-cartels-us-help-trump

Author : Jo Tuckman in Mexico City

Publish date : 2019-11-10 11:00:39

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