Narcoterrorism resides in Mexico, but Mexico wants no part of the label

Latin America World

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat Reporte Indigo and Proceso

By considering Mexico’s organized crime groups conducting terrorists activities, alike with countries having such activities, could cause an invasion in the national territory by those with the aim of eradicating this crime….Countries such as the United States could intervene in the national territory 

The actions against the civil population, which organized crime carries out, has compelled the governor of Tamaulipas, Francisco Javier García Cabeza de Vaca, to deem the actions as  ‘narcoterrorism’.
Using this term however could have direct consequences on the sovereignty of Mexico.
After a night of narcoblocks in the municipality of Nuevo Laredo Cabeza de Vaca, he called on the Federal Government to face the ‘real enemies’ using all the instruments that the State has at hand.

There are situations that are generating violence, as they have arisen here. We are not going to cover the sun with a finger: it is the behavior of criminals who want to somehow provoke chaos, panic, insecurity through acts of violence, especially by promoting fear and terror; his behavior is narcoterrorism, it is a very sensitive issue and one has to act accordingly– Javier Cabeza De Vaca governor of Tamaulipas

Before the pronouncement of the governor of Tamaulipas, the Secretary of the Interior, Olga Sánchez Cordero, assured that terrorism, of any kind, does not exist in Mexico.
The official said that the security strategies that the Federal Government launched ‘are all terrain’ and that they will have to go to all municipalities to act directly.
The president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, also spoke out against the term “terrorism” used by Cabeza de Vaca, in addition to reiterating that he leads the country’s security strategy.
In its ‘Law Against Terrorism”  the American nation plans to operate militarily in countries where there are terrorist cells.
In its chapter ‘Provisions directed against designated states sponsoring terrorism’ the actions that this government could take against the states included in the list of terrorists.
Section 221 of that law states that “the president must resort to all necessary means, including covert activities and military force, to hamper, dismantle and destroy the international infrastructure used by international terrorists, including shelters and training facilities of terrorists abroad.


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