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US To Designate Mexican Drug Cartels As Terrorists

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President Donald Trump waves to the crowd assembled at the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon ceremony.

The Donald Trump administration has designated Mexican drug cartels to terrorists, for their role in trafficking narcotics and people, prompting a speedy request for talks by Mexico.

In a broader definition of Terrorism is the systematic use of violence to create a general climate of fear in a population and thereby to bring about a particular political objective. Other definitions also say that terrorism could be such an act that is committed against an individual as well with the sense of traumatizing and creating fear.

Terrorism has been practiced by political organizations with both rightist and leftist objectives, by nationalistic and religious groups, by revolutionaries, and even by state institutions such as armies, intelligence services, and police.

Speaking over a television interview, Trump has said, that his administration has been working to get this implemented for the last three months, a process which he said, ‘it isn’t easy to get designation done you see!’

Once designated, such drug cartels will (under U.S. law) not be given any kind of support from relatives or known people in the United States. Also, its members cannot enter the country and maybe deported. Further, financial institutions will have to freeze or withhold funds connected to such groups and will be obligated to alert the U.S. Treasury Department of their financial movements.

Earlier this month, Trump had offered in a tweet to help Mexico “wage WAR on the drug cartels and wipe them off the face of the earth” in the aftermath of the bloodiest attack on U.S. citizens in Mexico for years. Trump has been increasingly finding ways to rid the United States of illegal immigration into its territories, especially from the Mexican side. Earlier on, he was flagged for maltreatment of children who had crossed the border illegally to save their lives or be reunited with parents or relatives that were staying in American territories.

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