Weekly Report - 05 October 2023 (WR-23-40)

MEXICO: Insecurity looms large

Mexico’s Foreign Minister Alicia Bárcena and Economy Minister Raquel Buenrostro met US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington on 29 September to discuss bilateral trade. However, taking questions after the meeting, the issue of insecurity became the focus of discussion as US journalists suggested Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been downplaying the problem of violence, following recent incidents in Zacatecas, Chiapas, and Guerrero states in particular.

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