From Tom Ramstack at All Headline News: U.S. government stays clear of Mexican lawsuit against gun sellers."
The U.S. Justice Department is trying to avoid involvement in the Mexican government’s plan to sue gun manufacturers and retailers in American courts.
"We would decline to comment," Laura Sweeney, spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Justice, told All Headline News on Monday.
Mexican government officials acknowledged in recent days they have hired a New York law firm to represent them in a lawsuit against the gun industry.
From MundoNarco.com, a Google translation of "PGR Negiotiated prosecute U.S. agents involved in the plan Fast and Furious."
Saturday 23 April 2011
Have authorized the illegal trafficking of at least two thousand heavy weapons. Asked the U.S. government to identify those involved in the operation.
Mexico City: The Attorney General's Office (PGR) is negotiating with U.S. authorities that agents of the bureau of Alcohol, Snuff, and Firearms (ATF, for its acronym in English) are prosecuted for involvement in illegal trafficking of at least two thousand arms caliber Mexican territory, operating as part of Fast and Furious, Mexican officials said participating in the national security cabinet.
From mid-March, the Deputy Legal and International Affairs initiated the request for information to U.S. government and the identification of all those who participated in the operation, while the Office of Special Investigations on Organized Crime (SIEDO) began a preliminary investigation.
Officials said they consulted during the administration of Arturo Chavez Chavez, the Federal Public Ministry urged that U.S. authorities disclose to the Attorney General the names of ATF agents and officers involved in the transfer of more than two thousand guns into Mexico.
According to information gathered, Mexican officials involved in the exchange groups and collaboration with the Americans continue the negotiations for ATF agents to be punished criminally in that country.
Supposedly, the two thousand weapons illegally entered Mexico, about 750 were recovered and at least two cases the equipment was used to kill U.S. agents, the first one in December 2010, Brian Terry, a member of the Patrol Border, who was killed in Arizona by Mexican criminal suspects, and in February this year in San KLuis Potosi, members of Los Zetas killed Jaime Zapoata, agent of the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Moreover, the Mexican government will seek to bring to U.S. courts to manufacturers and distributors of weapons that have been sold to Mexican criminal groups, according to a report by CBS News.