Will Claudia Sheinbaum be able to improve Mexico’s ’ fractured ‘ relationship with the DEA?


Claudia Sheinbaum will likely follow in the footsteps of her predecessor, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, when it comes to the country’s fractured relationship with the DEA.

(REUTERS).- Mexico’s president-elect swept to victory on promises to reduce the high level of crime in the country — but Claudia Sheinbaum is unlikely to veer from her predecessor’s contempt of US federal authorities to help her crack down on brutal drug cartels, sources said.

A former mayor of Mexico City, Sheinbaum, 61, is the handpicked successor of populist leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who broke ranks with the Drug Enforcement Administration following the organization’s indictment of a retired Mexican general and former defense minister.

General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda was arrested at the Los Angeles airport in October 2020, charged with being the “godfather” of the “extremely violent” H-2 drug cartel and using his high-ranking position to tip off cartels leaders to military operations against them and direct government forces against their underworld rivals.

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