Mexico vows clean-up after ex-defence chief arrested in US on drugs charges

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Mexico’s president on Friday promised to clean up the armed forces but backed its current leadership after the arrest of a former defence minister on drugs charges in the United States.The day after the stunning detention in Los Angeles of Salvador Cienfuegos, defence minister from 2012 to 2018, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador pledged to suspend anyone inside his government implicated in the charges.“We won’t cover up for anybody,” he said at a news conference, before voicing fulsome…

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