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Leader calls US approach against drugs a ‘disaster’

By Mary Beth Sheridan, Washington Post

MEXICO CITY — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Wednesday rejected US suggestions he get more aggressive against violence after this week’s massacre of fundamentalist Mormons in northern Mexico, saying the war-on-drugs approach has been a ‘‘disaster’’ in the past.

Authorities also noted that the bullets used in the killings of three women and six children in the northern state of Sonora on Monday were manufactured in the United States.

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