Nine Mormon women and children were shot in the lawless region of the Mexican border region. Gunmen attacked the members of the LeBaron family – a large clan of Mormons who emigrated to Mexico in the late 19th century. Three women and six children including a set of baby twins were killed and another six children were left injured.
President Trump has contacted the Mexican President to offer support to tackle the drug cartels who operate in the region.
“If Mexico needs or requests help in cleaning out these monsters, the United States stands ready, willing & able to get involved and do the job quickly and effectively,” Trump wrote in a tweet.
However the leftist populist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador declared the war on drugs over, and he does not want to reignite it. However the region is seeing mounting violence with drug cartels in the region.
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