VIDEO: Mexican president fires back at Blinken over cartel comments

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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador denied claims by Secretary of State Antony Blinken that drug cartels effectively control parts of Mexico.

At a congressional hearing on Wednesday, Blinken said it was “fair to say” that parts of Mexico were controlled by drug cartels. Lopez Obrador reacted to the news Friday, saying Blinken’s claims were false, the Associated Press reported.

“That is false. It’s not true,” he said. “There is nowhere in the nation’s territory where authorities are not present.”

He noted the U.S. “believes it’s the government of the world.”

Lopez Obrador went on, “It’s not worth getting angry about, that’s just how they are.”

He did concede that some cartel members have worked their way inside the government’s drug regulatory agency, known as Cofepris.

López Obrador commented, “They even had representatives in Cofepris, people lobbying inside Cofepris.” He also mentioned they have arrested several of these individuals.

Correspondent José Díaz Briseño tweeted Wednesday, “QUESTION: ‘Are the drug cartels in control of parts of Mexico not the government?’ BLINKEN: ‘I think it’s fair to say yes.'”

Correspondent Dylan Housman wrote, “Lindsey Graham @LindseyGrahamSC grills Blinken on fentanyl flowing into the US from Mexico, implores him to declare drug cartels terrorist organizations, which Blinken says won’t give the administration additional tools it doesn’t already have @DailyCaller”

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