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Mexican cartel apologizes for kidnapping, killing Americans, turns over 5 it says responsible

Mexican cartel apologizes for kidnapping, killing Americans, turns over 5 it says responsible

Mexican drug cartel has issued a rare public apology for the kidnapping and killing of several American citizens in 2019, and has handed over five individuals it claims are responsible for the crimes to authorities.

The apology came in the form of a video message from the Jalisco New Generation cartel, which has been responsible for a wave of violence and criminal activity in Mexico in recent years.

In the video, a spokesperson for the cartel expresses regret for the deaths of the Americans, who were reportedly mistaken for members of a rival gang.

"We recognize that we have made mistakes, and we offer our sincere apologies to the families of the victims," the spokesperson said in the video, which was released on social media.

The spokesperson went on to say that the cartel had conducted an internal investigation into the killings and had identified five individuals who were responsible for the crimes.

The individuals were reportedly handed over to authorities in the western state of Jalisco, where the cartel is based.

The apology and the handover of suspects is a rare move for a drug cartel, which typically operates with impunity in many parts of Mexico and has been responsible for thousands of deaths in recent years.

However, some experts have expressed skepticism about the cartel's motives, noting that it may be attempting to improve its public image or curry favor with authorities.

The Mexican government has been struggling to contain the violence and criminal activity of drug cartels, which have become increasingly powerful and brazen in recent years.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has promised to take a more compassionate and holistic approach to addressing the problem, focusing on reducing poverty and creating economic opportunities in the country's poorest regions.

However, critics have accused López Obrador of being too soft on the cartels, and some have called for a more aggressive approach to combating organized crime in the country.

The recent apology from the Jalisco New Generation cartel is unlikely to ease concerns about the cartel's activities, and may even raise questions about the effectiveness of the government's efforts to address the problem.

However, some experts see the move as a potential opening for greater dialogue and cooperation between the government and criminal organizations, which could lead to more effective and sustainable solutions to the country's security challenges

Mexican drug cartel has issued a rare public apology for the kidnapping and killing of several American citizens in 2019, and has handed over five individuals it claims are responsible for the crimes to authorities.

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