why-trump-should-hit-pause-on-designating-mexican-cartels-as-terrorists

President Trump’s surprise revelation last week to talk show host Bill O’Reilly that he had moved to designate Mexican drug cartels as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) begs some hard questions. For the last few months, President Trump explained, the proposal has been going through a process of consideration, probably the U.S. State Department’s six-steps for…

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if-trump-designates-cartels-as-terrorist-groups,-he-should-go-to-war-with-them

In an interview posted online Tuesday, President Trump said he would designate Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations, marking a major shift in U.S. policy toward Mexico, where cartels now exercise effective control of much of the country. In the interview, with former Fox News has Bill O’Reilly, Trump said his administration has been…

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how-a-mexican-drug-cartel-nearly-triggered-war-between-the-us.-and-iran

The massacre of nine dual-citizen American Mexican Mormons less than 100 miles from the border with the United States serves as a reminder of the dangers the cartels pose and the existence of one of the world’s deadliest wars in America’s own neighborhood. The Mexican drug war and cartels don’t preoccupy the national security/foreign policy…

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mexican-ambassador-blames-drug-cartel-violence-on-addicted-americans

The Mexican ambassador to the United States responded to Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley’s call to sanction Mexico for the recent escalation of violence from the nation’s ruling drug cartels by blaming the American public’s demand for black-market drugs. “My government categorically rejects your recent mischaracterization on Mexico not actively combating transnational organized crime and suggesting…

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why-drug-legalization-and-hugs-for-terrorists-won’t-solve-the-border-crisis

As Thucydides hinted, often when people are either afraid or malicious, they have historically tried to garb their fear or malice in the language of rationalization. After the ghastly massacre of Americans miles from the southern U.S. border, the firebrand Mexican leftist President Andrés Manuel López Obrador declined the help of Mexico’s northern neighbors in…

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here’s-what-we-know-about-the-slaughter-of-an-american-family-in-mexico

Early Monday morning, three mothers traveling with 14 children between them were ambushed and gunned down in Mexico by drug cartel members near the United States Arizona border. Here’s what we know so far: 1. One car was shot until it exploded and caught on fire. Rhonita Miller and four of her seven children were…

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2020-democrats-ignore-mexican-drug-cartel-violence-that-killed-nine-americans

Nine Americans were slaughtered in broad daylight Monday in an apparent ambush by a drug cartel in Northern Mexico. The LeBaron family, with ties to Utah who lived in the La Mora Mormon fundamentalist community located in Mexico’s Sonora state were traveling in a caravan of three SUVs that were attacked by the cartel, with…

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nine-americans-slaughtered-in-likely-mexican-drug-cartel-violence

At least six children and three women, all Americans with ties to Utah, were killed in a daylight ambush in Northern Mexico on Monday, likely by cartel gunmen. The family reports that more than a dozen family members are still missing following the attack on the caravan of three SUVs, believed to have been kidnapped…

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a-drug-cartel-just-defeated-the-mexican-military-in-battle

The southwest U.S. border might be quieter now than it was this spring at the height of the migrant crisis, but south of the Rio Grande the Mexican state is disintegrating. Last Thursday in the city of Culiacan, the capital of Sinaloa state, a battle erupted between government forces and drug cartel gunmen after the…

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it’s-time-to-pressure-corrupt-central-american-elites-to-end-the-border-crisis

The most important thing about the “safe third country” agreement the Trump administration signed with Guatemala last week isn’t the pact itself, but how it got signed in the first place. Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales initially didn’t want to sign the pact, which will force migrants passing through Guatemala en route to the United States…

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