Jun 21, 2012

US congressman’s comments rile Mexico’s old ruling party

AP: MEXICO CITY — The front-runner in Mexico’s July 1 presidential elections has angrily rejected comments by U.S. Rep. James Sensenbrenner that his party was soft on drug trafficking.

Candidate Enrique Pena Nieto says Sensenbrenner is ill-informed about whether he will continue to vigorously fight drug cartels if elected. 

Sensenbrenner said at a House of Representatives subcommittee hearing Wednesday that Pena Nieto’s party “minimized violence by turning a blind eye to the cartels" in the past. Read more.

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