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Tue Jun 11, 2019, 12:36 AM

Mexico Denies Trump's Claim of Secret Concessions in Deal


Associated Press
JILL COLVIN, COLLEEN LONG and MARIA VERZA
,Associated Press•June 10, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days after U.S. President Donald Trump announced a deal with Mexico to stem the flow of migrants at the southern border, the two countries appear unable to agree on exactly what's in it.

Stung by criticism that the agreement mostly ramps up border protection efforts already underway, Trump on Monday hinted at other, secret agreements he says will soon be revealed.

"We have fully signed and documented another very important part of the Immigration and Security deal with Mexico, one that the U.S. has been asking about getting for many years," Trump wrote Monday, saying it would "be revealed in the not too distant future."

Not so, said Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard, holding up a paper and pointing to the previously announced details. He told reporters the two countries agreed on two actions made public Friday and said if those measures didn't work to slow migration, they would discuss further options.

"There is no other thing beyond what I have just explained," he said.

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https://news.yahoo.com/trump-defends-immigration-deal-mexico-041834594.html

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Reply Mexico Denies Trump's Claim of Secret Concessions in Deal (Original post)
RCW2014 Jun 11 OP
batcat Jun 11 #1
def_con5 Jun 11 #2
Grumpy Pickle Jun 11 #3
Independent.mind Jun 11 #4
batcat Jun 11 #5
rahtruelies Jun 11 #6

Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 02:17 AM

1. Time will tell. ...

I seriously believe Mexico is basically run by the drug cartels. If I am right any reduced flow of illegals will be short term.

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Mexican government admits 80% of its populated territory is run by cartels, including key border areas
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/mexican-government-admits-80-populated-territory-run-cartels-including-key-border-areas/

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Mexico: Organized Crime and Drug Trafficking Organizations
June S. Beittel
Analyst in Latin American Affairs July 3, 2018

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Outlook
The goal of the Mexican government’s counter-DTO strategy has been to diminish the extent and character of the DTOs’ activity from a national-security threat to a law-and-order problem and, once this is achieved, to transfer responsibility for addressing this challenge from military forces back to the police. President Peña Nieto did not succeed in reducing the scope of the military in its domestic policing function. Instead, the Mexican military has been challenged by accusations of extrajudicial executions by members of its forces and also for the use of torture and other severe human rights violations. The government remains challenged by the corruption of politicians by DTOs, such as the former governor of Veracruz alleged to have fostered a “state of terror” during his administration, and he is among 14 sitting and former governors accused of deep corruption in office.

In the wake of the six years under the PRI, some towns have experienced serious displacement; they are often described as ghost towns. They include towns close to the border in Texas in the states of Coahuila and Tamaulipas; and in the heart of Mexico’s Golden Triangle of drug cultivation, especially the state of Sinaloa. The splintering of the large criminal organizations has driven violence, according to several analysts.129 A key cause of the violence has been the transition to a post-Sinaloa cartel dominated-era, with the rise of a lucrative heroin trade and synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, causing renewed conflict. Nevertheless, some observers remain convinced of the capacity of the Sinaloa DTO, and the newly predominant CJNG, to use their well-established bribery and corruption to operate with impunity in Mexico.

Many U.S. government officials and policymakers have deep concerns about the Mexican government’s capacity to decrease the violence in Mexico and curb the power of the country’s criminal groups. Many analysts have viewed as problematic the current government’s continued reliance on a controversial kingpin strategy. They note while it has reduced the violence in some cases, it has not lowered violence in a sustainable way. For some observers, Mexico’s DTO challenge remains largely an organized crime or mafia problem, coupled with endemic corruption. Accordingly, these analysts contend that the most important tools for managing the problem include long-term institutional reform to replace a culture of illegality and corruption with one of rule of law and respect for lawful authority. The prospects for strengthening U.S.- Mexican security cooperation, including the future of the Mérida Initiative, remain unclear. The new administration in Mexico may be less willing to adapt to the changing approaches of the U.S. government, and could demand changes in the bilateral relationship or be uncooperative unless treated as a respected partner.130
https://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R41576.pdf

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Response to batcat (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 07:40 AM

2. You nailed it

No real government. If the cartels want the border opoen, Mexico can't do shit.

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Response to def_con5 (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 10:02 AM

3. Mexico hasn't had a legitimate government for years....it's a narco State.

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Response to batcat (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 10:09 AM

4. I suppose it's possible a deal has been cut with the cartels

Maybe that is what he is talking about.

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Response to Independent.mind (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 11:20 AM

5. Interesting thought. (n/t)

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 11:49 AM

6. faux news alert

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