Drug Cartels

Texas Designates Drug Cartels as ‘Foreign Terrorist Organizations’

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill into law designating drug cartels to be “Foreign Terrorist Organizations.” The new law will expand the state’s ability to fight the activities of Mexican drug cartels in connection to human smuggling, drug smuggling, money laundering, and other organized criminal activities.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signs legislation designating drug cartels as foreign terrorist

China Claims It Has No Illicit Fentanyl Trade with Mexico

China’s government publicly claimed that it has no illicit Fentanyl trade with Mexico and it is up to the U.S. to stop its current opioid crisis. The statement from China comes days after Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador made international headlines by claiming that his country was not a producer of Fentanyl and it was up to the U.S. and not him to stop the flow from other countries.

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REPORT: Mexican Government Exaggerating Narco-Lab Seizures

Various Mexican news outlets are reporting that Mexico’s government has been exaggerating the number of drug-producing labs being seized. The allegations come at a time when various U.S. politicians have accused Mexico’s government of not doing enough to stop drug cartels.

US President Joe Biden meets Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico's president, center,

GOP Presidential Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy: U.S. Must Refocus Foreign Policy on Drug Cartels, China, Instead of Ukraine

ROCHESTER, New Hampshire – Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy shared a plan Wednesday to stop spending money in Ukraine and “reprioritize” foreign policy focus to take on China economically and the Mexican drug cartels militarily, using “airstrikes, drone strikes” and “special forces” to create “shock and awe.”

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