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Mexican President Accuses U.S. Lawmakers of “Politicking” for Reducing Fentanyl Trafficking Support

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador Friday described an amendment passed by the U.S. House of Representatives to combat fentanyl trafficking in Mexico as “politicking.”

Lopez Obrador argued in his daily press conference that U.S. legislators are resorting to “vile and typical propaganda” with the U.S. 2024 presidential election approaching.

The president said that instead of “politicking,” U.S. lawmakers should develop a comprehensive support plan for countries with economic and social problems to reduce migration flows.

The U.S. House of Representatives approved an amendment to the State Department’s budget on Thursday that would reduce certain programs for helping Mexico combat fentanyl trafficking, according to media reports.

Lopez Obrador added that U.S. politicians should also address the problems youth face in the United States that lead them to resort to illicit drugs.

“That is what they should be doing, not blaming us,” the president said from the National Palace in Mexico City.

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