translated from Spanish: US Republican senator warns AMLO government is undermining security relationship

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Mexico.- Ted Cruz, Republican senator of the United States for Texas, warned that the government led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is undermining the security relationship with the United States. The U.S. lawmaker considered that «the intransigence of the Mexican government» jeopardizes U.S. national security, as well as the safety and health of U.S. and Mexican citizens alike.

RELEASE: Sen. Cruz Warns Mexican Government is Undermining Security and Law Enforcement Relationship with United States
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) December 16, 2020

«The Trump administration has taken new and specific steps to counter Mexican drug cartels, including through potential and real designations (…) Unfortunately, there are increasingly influential voices in the Mexican government who disagree with that mission. Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s government recently secured the transfer of Mexico’s former Secretary of National Defense, General Salvador Cienfuegos, from U.S. custody. Cienfuegos had been charged in New York and arrested in Los Angeles on charges related to his support for the notorious H-2 Cartel (…) The Mexican government’s intransigence increasingly jeopardizes U.S. national security, as well as the safety and health of Americans, as they do for Mexico and Mexican citizens,» the Texan senator said through a letter sent to William Barr, U.S. attorney general, and Mike Pompeo, U.S. secretary of state.
On the other hand, Senator Cruz urged the U.S. federal authorities to ensure that the Government of Mexico keeps its promises on the extradition of Cienfuegos, as well as indicated that the extradition of Genaro García Luna, former Secretary of Public Security of Mexico during the six-year period of Felipe Calderón, who is being tried in New York for alleged acts of corruption and drug trafficking with the Sinaloa Cartel, is not allowed.
Source: Politician MX

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