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Obama Will Not Arm US Agents In Mexico

Not arming the US Agents in Mexico seems to be asking for more violence against officials in Mexico. What ever happened to America standing up for ourselves and protecting our people, regardless of what country they are in?

Obama And Mexican President Calderon Hold Joint News Conf. At White House
(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Obama on Thursday appeared to reject the idea of arming U.S. agents in Mexico, saying after a meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderon that the two governments will look at other ways to protect American officials in the wake of a fatal shooting last month.

“There are laws in place in Mexico that say that our agents should not be armed,” Obama said, describing the U.S. role south of the border as an “advisory” one. “We do not carry out law enforcement activities inside of Mexico.”

The president’s statement answers speculation about how far the administration would go in reforming safety measures in response to the killing three weeks ago of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Jaime Zapata in Mexico. The shooting death raised questions in the U.S. about Mexico’s ability to control violence but U.S. officials earlier wouldn’t say whether Obama would press the Mexican leader to allow U.S. agents to be armed.

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