Mexican & U.S. Officials Meet to Discuss Military & Intelligence Cooperation

HeadlineDec 15, 2017
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Top Mexican officials met Thursday with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to discuss increasing military and intelligence cooperation between the U.S. and Mexico in the ongoing so-called war on drugs. The meeting came only one day after Mexican Senate committees approved a highly controversial military bill that human rights groups say will give the Mexican armed forces excessive power. The United Nations, Amnesty International and human rights groups all oppose the legislation, saying it will further empower military forces that are already accused of widespread human rights abuses, including complicity in the disappearance of 43 students in the southern state of Guerrero.

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