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REPORT: President Trump Seeks to Designate Mexican Drug Cartels as ‘Terror Organizations’

posted by Hannity Staff - 11.27.19

President Trump confirmed this week that his administration is exploring the possibility of designating Mexican drug cartels as “terror organizations,” a move that would expand his ability to combat the international network responsible for thousands of deaths.

“I have been working on that for the last 90 days,” the President told Bill O’Reilly. “You know, the designation is not that easy, you have to go through a process, and we are well into that process.”

“The news comes weeks after the brutal killings of dual Mexican and American citizens in the northern part of Mexico. Though drug cartels have a reputation for cold-blooded murders, the ambush on Nov. 4 in the Mormon community in La Mora—which included the deaths of six children and three women—sent shockwaves in the U.S. and drew the president’s attention,” reports Fox News.

“O’Reilly asked the president if the pending terror designation means that the U.S. could take a more dramatic approach to combat the drug trade by, for example, employing drone attacks,” adds Fox.

Read the full report here.

Source: Fox News

'It Was Lamentable': Mexican President Defends ‘Hugs, Not Bullets’ Policy After Cartel Massacre

posted by Hannity Staff - 11.06.19

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador publicly defended his controversial “Hugs, Not Bullets” strategy in combating cartel violence Wednesday; just hours after a daylight ambush left nine Americans -mostly children- dead.

“President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador brushed off criticisms against his government’s position and reiterated Wednesday during his daily media briefing that violence was not the answer or appropriate response to the growing deaths at the hands of cartels,” reports Fox News.

“It was lamentable, painful because children died, but do we want to resolve the problem the same way (as previous administrations)? By declaring war?” he asked. “That, in the case of our country, showed that it does not work. That was a failure. It caused more violence.”

“We are carrying out a different policy because the policy that was applied during 36 years was a resounding failure and it caused a lot of damage, a lot of sadness, a lot of deaths, a lot of losses for Mexicans,” he added. “We will not continue with the same and we will show that our proposal works, despite it not being easy. We are confident that we will achieve good results.”

The victims were members of a Mormon-offshoot community that have lived in Northern Mexico for decades.

President Trump urged Mexico to “wage war” against the cartels after the daylight ambush.

Read the full report here.

Source: Fox News

DEVELOPING: Mexican Cartel Massacre Leaves 9 Americans Dead, Including 6 Children

posted by Hannity Staff - 11.05.19

A cartel shootout in northern Mexico left at least 9 Americans dead -including six children- when a motorcade from a Mormon-offshoot community was ambushed in broad daylight.

“At least six children and three women living in a faith-based community of U.S. citizens in Mexico were shot to death Monday in the northern part of the country, and six more children were wounded and one missing after their convoy came under fire during a brazen daylight ambush believed to have been carried out by gunmen affiliated with the cartels,” reports Fox News.

“Relatives said the victims live in the La Mora religious community in northern Mexico, a decades-old settlement in Sonora state founded as part of an offshoot of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around 70 miles south of Douglas, Arizona. They said the group was attacked while traveling in a convoy of three SUVs. Durazo said the gunmen may have mistaken the SUV convoy for rival gangs,” adds Fox.

According to family members, the cartel kidnapped members of the motorcade following the shootout.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates throughout the day.

Source: Fox News

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