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Al Jazeera 17 Oct 2020

US charges former Mexican minister with drug trafficking

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Mexico's president has promised to clean up the armed forces after the arrest in the United States of the country's former defence minister on drug charges.
Salvador Cienfuegos led the army for six years under then-President Enrique Pena Nieto.
It is a blow for Mexico's army, a key player in the fight against the country's drug cartels.
Al Jazeera's John Holman reports.


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