Kirsters Baish| Enrique Peña Nieto, the President of Mexico, has just rebuked President Trump for his attempts to send the National Guard to the border of the United States and Mexico, even though Mexico has their own troops at the border. Multiple former and current politicians from Mexico have voiced their concerns about President Trump’s border security effort via social media. No Mexican officials have talked about the fact that the Mexico side of the border has a barrier of soldiers.
It all started after President Trump announced that he would be putting military forces on the southern border of the country. It wasn’t long before Mexico’s Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray went on social media to say that the Mexican government had asked for the United States government to clarify through “official channels” what their announcement meant about sending troops to the border.
México ha solicitado a EUA, por los canales oficiales, que clarifique el anuncio de @POTUS sobre el uso del ejército en la frontera. El gobierno de México definirá postura en función de dicha clarificación, y siempre en defensa de nuestra soberanía e interés nacional.
— Luis Videgaray Caso (@LVidegaray) April 3, 2018
After the announcement was made, liberal Mexican presidential candidate Andrea Manuel Lopez Obrador accused the United States government of being bad neighbors.
Lopez Obrador, who is also known as AMLO, stated, “Mexico’s Problems are not resolved with walls or militarizing the border.” He went on to add that he would push for a protest of all people wearing white and forming a huge human chain along the entire border of the United States and Mexico.
Former president of Mexico, Vincente Fox Quezada, also went on social media to talk about how he feels about President Trump’s announcement.
.@realDonaldTrump to militarize the southern border is to provoke more hate and distance even further our nations. Somebody has to talk some sense into him, he's elevating his hate towards Mexico causing a greater conflict.
— Vicente Fox Quesada (@VicenteFoxQue) April 3, 2018
For years, Mexican military forces have been the ones fighting drug cartels after decades of corruption led to most state police forces being infiltrated by organized crime. In the border state of Tamaulipas, Mexican Navy infantrymen or Marinos along with their army counterparts are involved in daily gun battles with factions of Los Zetas or factions of the Gulf Cartel. The same situation takes place in all of the border states as well as various tourist hotspots where cartel violence has pushed the Mexican government into deploying troops to places like Acapulco, Cancun, and the Baja area, Breitbart Texas reported.
Mexican President Peña Nieto has been linked to multiple narco-cartels, groups that could possibly be affected by increased U.S. border security.