Mexico Asks U.S. for Answers Over Historic Gun-Running Row (Fast and Furious)

Mexico Asks U.S. for Answers Over Historic Gun-Running Row

By Reuters, Wire Service Content May 8, 2020

4-5 minutes

By Dave Graham

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s president on Friday urged the United States to shed light on a gun-running sting that caused bilateral friction under the Obama presidency, questioning the behavior of past U.S. administrations for the third time this week.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said his government would send a diplomatic note to Washington for information on the 2009-2011 operation known as ‘Fast and Furious,’ a topic that has resurfaced in recent days amid a debate over historic U.S.-Mexico cooperation on security and possible corruption under previous administrations.

Setting out to stop cross-border gun smuggling, the U.S. scheme allowed people to illegally buy arms in the United States and take them to Mexico so that the weapons could be tracked and lead law enforcement officials to drug cartel bosses. Some weapons were later blamed for gangland slayings in Mexico.

It’ll be interesting to see where this goes and why bring it up now??

I don’t know if AMLO, President Andres Miguel Lopez Obrador said this at a news conference, I heard he tweeted this out.

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