Analyst: Lopez Obrador trying to show drug cartels not in control of Mexico

Analyst: Lopez Obrador trying to show drug cartels not in control of Mexico
August 2, 2020 SDC Development 2
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Featuring TorchStone VP, Scott Stewart

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) — Facing heat over increasingly bold acts of narco-violence, the president of Mexico is set to begin a tour of states being disputed by the drug cartels.

His first stop on Wednesday is Guanajuato state, where gunmen on July 1 murdered 27 recovering drug addicts in Irapuato. There, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will talk with Gov. Diego Sinhue about crime and tour a gasoline refinery in Salamanca — where a criminal group last month abandoned an explosives-laden car after being spotted by the army.