The PAN reaffirmed its position in favor of the DEA and against AMLO (Photo: PAN)

A flare-up of tension is building between a Republican congressman and the president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) was reason enough for the National Action Party (PAN) defended a foreign politician who raised the possibility that a security agency UNITED STATES (UNITED STATES) operates in Mexican territory.

He was Marko Cortes who, through a statement, said this Sunday, March 12 that the head of the federal executive should reconsider the proposal that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEAfor its acronym in English) can operate freely in Mexico, with the aim of contributing to the fight against organized crime.

“López Obrador should listen to US officials, acknowledge the resounding failure of his security policy, and seriously resume the necessary DEA collaboration”

And it is that AMLO pointed out that allowing American forces to operate in Mexican territory is a violation of national sovereignty, since the public order forces of UNITED STATES they must operate in their country to guarantee the protection of their citizenship; however, the accountant Cortés Mendoza assured that is fake speech.

To ensure that what was spoken by AMLO was wrong, the PAN chairman blamed the Fourth Transformation government (4T) receive non-Mexican migrants deported from the United States. In this sense, he argued that “to receive all non-Mexican migrants expelled from the United States” is to place Mexico first. America’s “backyard”.

This means that, from the PAN, a discourse emanates against people exercising their right to free transit who arrive in the national territory from the United States, because it is a sign of weakness; However, welcome armed foreign officials coming to Mexico to ensure that the country’s legal systems are respected, and they justify this under the argument that AMLO’s security strategy is not working.

“He must recognize his resounding failure in terms of security, immediately correct and resume the necessary collaboration with the DEA to fight against drug cartels”

According to the PAN statement, “the administration of López Obrador is the bloodiest and permissive in modern history”, since the politics of “hugs, not bullets” it represents a “resignation” to the defense of life and heritage.

The federal government alone, by presenting the official information, has demonstrated that, for example, theIntentional homicides are already on the decline and that welcoming migrants is an act of solidarity with those who intend to exercise their right to free transit.

In collaboration with the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi), the Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection (CPSS) reported a decrease of up to 10.8% in the crime of intentional homicidesthis after being on a set since the six-year tenure of Enrique Peña Nieto (AT).

Number of intentional homicides per year (Photo: Government of Mexico)
Number of intentional homicides per year (Photo: Government of Mexico)

The former PRI president left 36,685 manslaughter cases in the final year of his six-year term (2018). While in 2019 and 2020 it remained very similar with 36,661 cases and 36,773, respectively; however, in 2021 and 2022 a downward curve has already appeared, since there was 35 thousand 700 and 30 thousand 968 casesrespectively.

On the other hand, since January, the leaders of North America (Canada, United States and Mexico) have agreed to establish a joint program to combat the trafficking of harmful substances for the populations of Canada and the United States, in particular with the fentanyla drug that has claimed dozens of lives in the two countries where it is most widely used.

Finally, it should be noted that the last time the Mexican government collaborated with the United States was during the failed operation Fast and Furiouswhich included the Office of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and explosives (ATF) introduced more than 2,000 firearms into Mexico, in order to track them down and, thus, find the main generators of violence.

This operation was one of the greatest failures of the government of Felipe Calderon, from PANbecause it is the six-year term that “declared war on drugs” and where intentional homicides jumped by 192.8% compared to the previous sexennium. Besides that the the weapons were “lost” and they did not provide elements to apprehend the criminals.

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