Dec 2, 2019 - Politics & Policy
Mormon family massacre: Mexican authorities detain suspects
The Mexican government said in a statement Sunday that authorities detained several people suspected of a cartel shooting massacre of nine members of a Mormon family who held U.S. and Mexican citizenship.
The big picture: Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is under pressure to curb violence in the country. President Trump has vowed to designate Mexico's drug cartels as terrorist organizations.
- Attorney General Bill Barr is due to meet with officials in Mexico City "to discuss Trump's plan" this week, per the Washington Post.
- Three people were arrested in Bavispe in Sonora over the killing near the border of the six children and three mothers from the LeBaron family.
Go deeper: Gruesome attacks challenge López Obrador's softer approach to Mexico's cartels