Drug war cooperation between the U.S. and Mexico is at its lowest point in decades. What went wrong?
It was yet another fraught moment in a tumultuous relationship, and it didn’t end well.
Senior Biden administration officials were heading to Mexico City this month for pre-arranged talks about the fentanyl crisis as the news unfolded that drug cartel gunmen had kidnapped four Americans in Mexico, two of whom were shot dead.
But after Mexican officials quickly found and retrieved the surviving Americans — with U.S. help — the Biden officials were hopeful they could still emerge from the fentanyl meeting with something good to announce.