Mar 10, 2023 | News

Fentanyl is a U.S. Problem — ‘We Don’t Make It’

Fentanyl is a U.S. Problem -- 'We Don’t Make It'

Mexico’s president blamed the U.S. for the fentanyl crisis as pressure mounts on his administration to stop cartels.

“They are doing this with a propagandist purpose,” Lopez Obrador (AMLO) said referring to calls by U.S. politicians for stronger actions against cartels. “They got this thing with fentanyl, that ‘it’s Mexico’s responsibility…’ Here, we don’t make fentanyl, nor consume it.”

The confrontational tone from AMLO comes as U.S. politicians increase pressure on Mexico and call for cartels to be designated as terrorist organizations. Some even float the idea of U.S. military actions.

The Mexican president said that while he feels bad for Americans suffering fentanyl overdoses, he asked why the U.S. does not do enough to fight distribution and target cartels domestically.

“Why don’t they take care of their young ones,” Lopez Obrador said….

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