The Attorney General of States United, Bill Barr, criticized Friday a bill that is being discussed in Mexico’s Congress to limit the actions of foreign agencies in the country stating that this legislation “can only benefit violent transnational organizations.”
“ We are concerned about the legislation being processed in Mexico’s Congress, which would have the effect of making cooperation between our countries more difficult,” the head of the outgoing Republican government’s Justice Department said in a statement.
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The bill is a reform of the national security law that would force agents to share all information they collect in the exercise of their duties in Mexico and was passed in the Senate this week and now you must move on to the lower house.
In the announcement made in early December, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he wants “the rules to be clear.”
The Mexican president questioned the DEA for acting behind his government’s back in the case of former Defense Secretary Salvador Cienfuegos, arrested on October 15 when he was on vacation with his family in Los Angeles.
Cienfuegos was repatriated to Mexico in November, following an unusual request from the US government, at the request of the Mexican prosecutor’s office.
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Barr said the bill will result in more insecurity for citizens of Mexico and the United States.
“ The processing of this legislation can only benefit the violent criminal organizations and other criminals that we are fighting together,” said the US official in his statement, citing the repatriation of Cienfuegos as an example of cooperation.
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