Mexico president rejects U.S. lawmakers’ calls for military intervention against cartels

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday rebuked calls from some U.S. lawmakers advocating military action in Mexico against drug cartels, describing the proposals as threats to Mexican sovereignty. “We are not going to permit any foreign government to intervene in our territory, much less that a government’s armed forces intervene,” Lopez Obrador said during a regular news conference. The kidnapping of four Americans – two of whom were killed – in a northern border state intensified calls from Republican lawmakers in Washington to take tougher line on …

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