The newest development in the drug war destroying countries across South and Central America are drones equipped with deadly force such as bombs and nails. The cartels are using the makeshift weapons to take out their enemies at an increasing rate, according to the New York Post.
These weapons have become popular with the Jalisco New Generation Cartel — the group responsible for around one-third of drugs in America, according to a Forbes report.
“This cartel is well on its way to institutionalizing the use of weaponized drones,” Director of research and analysis at C/O Futures, a California-based consulting firm Robert Bunker told Forbes. “None of the other cartels appear to presently even be experimenting with the weaponization of these devices.”
Bunker said drones have been used across Mexico since 2017. According to Mexican paper El Universal, farmers recently found crashed drones with C4 bombs and ball bearings attached to them.
The New York Post also reports about a Mexican government official’s home being targeted by weaponized drones, though no one was home at the time.
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Rep. Patrick McHenry Announces Retirement, Adding to Congressional Exodus
Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., has declared that he will not seek re-election, becoming the latest in a growing list of lawmakers departing from Congress. McHenry, a close ally of former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, stated that he believes “there is a season for everything,” signaling the end of his tenure in the House. Having served since 2005, McHenry is the 37th member of Congress to announce they won’t seek re-election in 2024.
In a statement, McHenry reflected on the significance of the House of Representatives in the American political landscape, calling it the “center of our American republic.” He acknowledged the concerns about the future of the institution due to multiple departures but expressed confidence that new leaders would emerge and guide the House through its next phase.
The departure of McHenry and others comes against the backdrop of political shifts and challenges within the Republican Party. The GOP has faced setbacks in recent elections, including fallout from the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Internal strife and disagreements, exemplified by the rebellion against McCarthy, have characterized the party’s dynamics. The GOP’s approval rating stands at 30%, with a disapproval rating of 66%, reflecting the challenges and divisions within the party.
As McHenry steps aside, questions loom over the fate of open seats in the upcoming election. The nonpartisan Cook Political Report identifies five open House seats as potential Democrat pickup opportunities, while none are listed for the GOP. The departures raise concerns about the party’s unity and ability to navigate the evolving political landscape.
With a total of 20 departing Democratic legislators and 10 Republicans, the changing composition of Congress adds complexity to the political dynamics leading up to the 2024 elections. As McHenry emphasizes a hopeful view of the House’s future, the evolving political landscape will determine the impact of these departures on the balance of power in Congress.
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