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Mexico’s president has threatened to conduct an information campaign against the Republican Party in the build-up to the 2024 election.
According to Fox News, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that he would launch an “information campaign” in the U.S. telling Hispanics and Mexicans not to vote for Republicans, owing to their calls for military action to be used to stop fentanyl smuggling across the border.
“Starting today we are going to start an information campaign for Mexicans who live and work in the United States and for all Hispanics to inform them of what we are doing in Mexico and how this initiative by the Republicans, in addition to being irresponsible, is an offense against the people of Mexico, a lack of respect for our independence, our sovereignty,” Lopez Obrador said.
“We are going to call for them not to vote for that party because it is interventionist, inhumane, hypocritical, and corrupt,” he continued saying that “not one vote” should be going to the Republicans from Hispanics or Mexicans.
This comes after four Americans went missing in Mexico’s Tamaulipas state after being caught in the crossfire between rival cartels. Two were killed and the other two were wounded.
In response, several Republican lawmakers have been calling for military action to curb the smuggling of fentanyl by cartels into the United States.
“We’re going to unleash the fury and might of the United States against these cartels,” GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday, per Fox News. “We’re going to destroy their business model and their lifestyle because our national security and the security of the United States as a whole depends on us taking decisive action.”
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