U.S. Department of Justice disappointed in Mexico over Cienfuegos case

The information published by AMLO's government betrayed the trust of the neighboring country

Photo by: Rebecca Blackwell

The U.S. Department of Justice is deeply disappointed that Mexico did not take legal action against former Secretary of National Defense General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda.

According to a statement from the spokesman for this agency, they "regret the decision of the government of Mexico to make public the information that was shared in a confidential manner," since this act "violates the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty" between both countries and "casts doubt on whether the United States will be able to continue sharing information to support Mexico in its own criminal investigations”.

Finally, the U.S. Department of Justice pointed out that the materials disseminated by Mexico demonstrate that the case against General Cienfuegos was not fabricated and that the information was legally gathered in the United States with complete respect for Mexico's sovereignty.

"A U.S. federal grand jury analyzed that material and the other evidence, and concluded that the criminal charges against Cienfuegos are supported by the evidence”.

With this information, tensions and mistrust between the two governments are skyrocketing at a crucial moment that should serve to strengthen ties, since Joe Biden is about to take office as president of the neighboring country and his vision contrasts sharply with that of Mexico's president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

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