Glen VanHerk, head of the U.S. Northern Command, explained that criminal organizations operating in “ungoverned areas” of Mexico generate problems on the U.S. southern border.
WASHINGTON D.C. (Agencies) – “Organized crime controls between 30 and 35% of the territory in Mexico, and that is one of the reasons for the increase in the number of migrants arriving each day at the southern border of the United States”. This was stated by General Glen VanHerk, head of the US Northern Command, in a conference at the Pentagon in which Craig Faller, head of the Southern Command, also participated and in which they spoke about the main threats facing the country.
In the question and answer session, Faller assured that there is a “crisis in Central America,” considering the region’s violence and insecurity.
VanHerk acknowledged that the passage of hurricanes Eta and Iota, the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the “instability created by transnational criminal organizations” are “indicators” of why people “leave Central America, South America, and Mexico to come to our nation.”
VanHerk detailed that “drug trafficking, migration, human trafficking, all are symptoms of transnational criminal organizations that often operate in ungoverned areas: 30-35% of Mexico, and that is what is creating some of the things we face at the border.”
He stressed that the United States needs to focus on that problem. “It is a national security imperative” that he explained must be addressed from a Homeland Security defense perspective because “it creates potential vulnerabilities and opportunities for actors around the world. You’ve heard me talk about Chinese influence. The same thing happens when you have ungoverned areas, instability and potential governance failures that China, Russia, and other nations will try to exploit, and it happens here, in our own neighborhood, in our hemisphere.”
AMLO denies the accusations.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) denies the accusations made by General Glen VanHerck, head of the United States Northern Command (US Northcom), who estimated drug trafficking cartels operate in around 30 to 35% of Mexican territory. López Obrador responded that what the US claims is not true and will continue to have good relations with the US government. “We are not going to fight with the US Government,” and that “President Joe Biden is very respectful and will not come to scold him.”
The Yucatan Times
more recommended stories
Siglo XXI Convention Center to host boxing event on Saturday, October 8th
An undefeated Yucatecan and the presence.
Hopelchén Mayor establishes alliance with Sefoet
In order to establish new strategic.
Successful closing of “Yucatán Expone” in the Northern state of Chihuahua
Chihuahuenses were thrilled about Yucatecan clothing.
Mauricio Vila Dosal presents Yucatán as an ideal place for investment
To continue attracting investments to create.
Yucatán: Alleged sighting of a gorilla in the forest causes commotion in Chenkekén
The presence of a strange animal.
Yucatán will have four National Guard bases
The headquarters will be in Tekax,.
Missing French couple reportedly kidnapped in Yucatán
Authorities of Chiapas affirm that they.
Joe Biden pardons thousands of US citizens for ‘simple possession’ of Marijuana
President Joe Biden is pardoning thousands.
Latin America congratulates Lula Da Silva for 1st round victory
After counting 99.97 percent of the.
Mexican Senate approved the use of the armed forces for public security tasks until 2028
On Tuesday, October 4th, the Mexican.