On December 1, the president of Mexico said that Mexico will handle its own domestic security affairs and will not allow other countries to intervene.
[gunfight between police and bandits
Koawela state government issued a statement on December 1, saying police killed seven armed men on November 30, killed seven armed men on December 1, and identified three other bodies.
Later in the day, the state government issued a statement again, saying that within two days, the police killed 14 armed personnel and 4 police personnel; another 2 civilians were hijacked and killed by armed personnel. Six police officers were injured and four civilians were taken hostage by armed personnel.
At noon on November 30, a convoy carrying more than 60 armed personnel entered the town of onion, coavela state, equipped with heavy weapons. Armed men strafed the towns government buildings, took several hostages and exchanged fire with the police for about 90 minutes. The police killed a number of armed personnel, followed by other people, and on 1 December killed a number of people again.
The state government of koawela said police seized 17 armed vehicles and are continuing to arrest the attackers with the help of helicopters. They are members of a drug cartel in northern Mexico, and the attacks may have included an expansion of its sphere of influence.
A video on social media showed heavy gunfire in the town of unnyon and people shouting in panic: stay in the house. Dont go out. Media photos show that many vehicles were burned and bullet holes filled the walls of the town government office building.
[refusal to intervene
December 1 marks the first anniversary of the inauguration of Andres Manuel Lopez ovrador as president of Mexico. He delivered a speech on the same day, talking about the domestic security situation and refusing foreign intervention.
We do not accept any form of intervention, we are sovereign and free, Lopez told thousands of supporters in the capital, Mexico Citys socallo square
US President Donald Trump said on November 27 that he intended to identify Mexican drug trafficking groups as terrorist organizations, but did not mention specific measures to be taken in the future. In early November, nine U.S. citizens were killed in an attack in northern Mexico, most of them of Mexican nationality. Trump then urged Mexico to declare war on drug trafficking groups, saying the U.S. was willing to help.
Mexico opposes US intervention and is worried that the US may take unilateral action in Mexico.
Falco Ernst, a political analyst, told Reuters that drug traffickers will not restrain or curb violence by themselves, and fighting drug cartels should be one of the priorities of the Mexican governments overall security strategy. However, the Mexican government recently triggered criticism of the compromise of drug trafficking groups.
Mexican police last month seized ovidio Guzman, the son of the drug lord Huajin Guzman, triggering an armed attack by drug traffickers, and were forced to release ovidio. Lopez later explained that preventing bloodshed was more important than arresting ovidio.
The latest polls show that Lopez is still popular. The family of an American who died in the attack in early November told reporters that the Mexican governments policy doesnt work, but she still supports Lopez.