Taken Question
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 30, 2012


QUESTION: Is the United States assisting PepsiCo or Mexican authorities in the recent attacks? If so, how?

ANSWER: The United States strongly condemns these attacks and all acts of criminal violence.

Our Embassy in Mexico City is in contact with company officials and Mexican authorities.

President Calderon, the Mexican government, and the Mexican people have shown great courage and determination in the face of challenges and threats from transnational criminal organizations.

The United States will continue to assist Mexico's efforts to disrupt and dismantle criminal organizations in strict accordance with Mexican law and with respect for Mexican sovereignty.



PRN: 2012/858