Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and President Donald Trump. Photos: Pedro Pardo/AFP and Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images
Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico’s foreign secretary, said Wednesday that he is in contact with the U.S. government following President Trump’s announced plans to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations.
What they’re saying: Mexico’s president characterized Trump’s proposal as “interventionism” on Wednesday, emphasizing that he wanted to “avoid a political conflict,” per the Washington Post. Ebrard tweeted that “Mexico will never accept any action that violates our national sovereignty,” on Tuesday, following Trump’s announcement.