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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:10 PM

Mexico's president-elect says he'll stop US copter purchase

Mexico's president-elect says he'll stop US copter purchase
Updated 4:18 pm CDT, Wednesday, July 11, 2018

MEXICO CITY (AP) Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he will cancel the pending purchase by Mexico's navy of eight armed Lockheed Martin MH-60R helicopters from the United States government.

Lopez Obrador mentioned nixing the planned $1.2 billion deal Wednesday as an example of extensive cost-cutting measures his government will undertake.

In April, the U.S. State Department approved the sale of the helicopters, saying it would improve the security of a strategic regional partner. In its statement then, it said the helicopters would help Mexico fight criminal organizations.

The State Department's Bureau of Political Military Affairs did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the status of the proposed sale.

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https://www.chron.com/news/world/article/Mexico-s-president-elect-says-he-ll-stop-US-13067448.php

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:14 PM

1. What?

 

I didn't know Mexico had a navy?

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Response to CarlosDem (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:25 PM

2. Their Navy and Army/Air Force are quite professional.

The Federal police... meh. Not so much.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:28 PM

3. I am sure that AMLO will sign a sweetheart deal with Putin to build them in Mexico

And in 15 years, there will be a very nice graveyard for them in the Mexican desert, the same way that 90% of Chinese buses have been tombstoned in Venezuela.

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