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Mexico's President Says U.S. May Need to Apologize Over Gun Sting

  • ‘Fast and Furious’ may have been illegal, Lopez Obrador says
  • Mexico will ask U.S. if they informed Mexico of operation
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

Photographer: Alejandro Cegarra/Bloomberg

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said the U.S. may have to apologize if it’s confirmed that American agents carried out the botched “Fast and Furious” gun running sting in the country a decade ago without the knowledge of the Mexican government.

Lopez Obrador on Friday said he will ask the U.S. government if it had alerted Mexican officials that agents were carrying out the undercover operation where U.S. agents lost track of guns they had allowed to enter the Latin American nation with the goal of tracking Mexico’s brutal drug gangs.