Mexico to seek cooperation on arms flow with the U.S.
The meeting will be about bilateral cooperation for security – Photo: Khalid Mohammed/AP

Mexico to seek cooperation on arms flow with the U.S.

04/12/2019
16:27
Newsroom & Agencies
Mexico City
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Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said his government will seek to strengthen cooperation with the United States to control the flow of “arms and dollars” during meetings this week with U.S. Attorney General William Barr

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On Wednesday, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said his government will seek to strengthen cooperation with the United States to control the flow of “arms and dollars” during meetings this week with U.S. Attorney General William Barr.

“Two issues that must be discussed are the introduction of arms and dollars, and of course drugs,” López Obrador said during his regular morning news conference. “There must be cooperation on those issues.”

Barr is due to visit Mexico to discuss cooperation on security. U.S. President Donald Trump’s pledge to label drug gangs as terrorist groups has stirred concern in Mexico that Washington could try to take unilateral action to crush the cartels.

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López Obrador added that Mexico would not allow another operation like the U.S. government’s “Fast and Furious” gun-running sting. The bungled investigation of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) embarrassed the Obama administration and strained relations with Mexico.

“It was a flagrant violation of our sovereignty,” López Obrador said.

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U.S. Attorney General William Barr will be in Mexico this Thursday. Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said that in the meeting with Barr, Mexico’s Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero will also be present.

Ebrard said the meeting will be about bilateral cooperation for security.

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