President Trump: It's Time For Mexico to Wage a War on Vicious Drug Cartels

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Posted: Nov 05, 2019 8:55 AM
President Trump: It's Time For Mexico to Wage a War on Vicious Drug Cartels

Source: (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Trump is reacting to the horrific massacre of at least nine American mothers and their children in Mexico yesterday by calling for a war on drug cartels in the country. He's also waiting for a phone call from the Mexican president to explain what happened and to do something about it. 

Yesterday Rhonita Maria LeBaron, Christina Langford Johnson and Dawna Langford, along with six of their small children - including twin babies - were driving north in Sonora to the United States for a family wedding. The vehicle driven by LeBaron was riddled with bullets and found burned on the side of the road. Johnson, Langford and her children were killed in a separate attack up the road. They were in separate vehicles and driving as a caravan. 

The Mexican Embassy in Washington D.C. has issued a statement and has been in contact with the U.S. government about the incident. 

"I share that on instructions from President Lopez Obrador we have been communicating since yesterday with United States Ambassador Chris Landau and his team regarding the tragedy that occurred in the limits of the states of Sonora and Chihuahua," Mexican Secretary of Exterior Relations Marcelo Ebrard tweeted in a statement Tuesday morning. 

Meanwhile, the State Department is also investigating.