(MILITARY TIMES) A major veterans' service organization says it's time to "take off the gloves" in seeking the release of a Marine reservist from the Mexican prison where he has been held on gun charges since March 31.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars, which earlier this month failed to get President Obama to ask his Mexican counterpart to release Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, said a national boycott of Mexican products might prove more successful.
"This is about politics, and if my government won't do anything, then I guess we need to let the power of the purse take over. No products, no travel, a total boycott ... then maybe a dialogue will start," he said.
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