Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Cornyn: U.S. cannot ignore escalating violence in Mexico

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn again called on President Barack Obama’s administration to present a comprehensive plan to address national security threats along the Southwest border. Referencing a Rio Grande Valley media report that drug cartels have threatened U.S. law enforcement officers, Cornyn told reporters in his weekly teleconference Wednesday that the federal government has not prepared a “comprehensive and credible plan” to help the Mexican government quell the violence that threatens to destabilize the country and spill over into the United States. The drug cartels are emboldened by Obama’s refusal to take the violence in Mexico seriously, he said in a statement. Zapata County Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez told KGBT-TV Wednesday that his office has received telephone threats from drug cartel members. Gonzalez, who did not return a call from The Monitor seeking comment Thursday, told the station that Mexico needs help fighting the cartels...more

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