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Would Trump Label Mexican Cartels Terrorist Organizations?

Would Trump Label Mexican Cartels Terrorist Organizations? By Brian J. Phillips – Washington Post

This type of shift could have serious policy implications.

 

In a recent interview, President Trump said he is “very seriously” considering labeling Mexican drug cartels as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs). Some other politicians and activist groups support the move.

 

This would be an extreme policy shift — and might not result in the intended consequences. Does this approach make sense for dealing with criminal organizations in Mexico? Here’s what you need to know…

Read on.

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