Drug trafficking war: Both Mexico and the United States should do more.
Calderón to Hillary: Do you wanna help? Stop the 10000 gun stores along the border and deliver the Merida Plan funds on time!
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton travelled to Mexico to discuss the drug trade and violence with President Calderón and Mexican officials.
Clinton pledged to work with Mexican officials to help tackle the drug problem and said the drug cartels responsible for increasing violence in the border region are fighting not just Mexican military and law enforcement forces but also U.S. law enforcement.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon has deployed tens of thousands of soldiers and federal police across Mexico over three years in a U.S.-backed campaign to crush brutal cartels battling each other for trafficking and drug-dealing turf.
On Tuesday, jet planes loaded with 450 federal police officers arrived in Ciudad Juarez to bolster a federal force struggling to control drug violence in the border city known as Mexico’s murder capital.
More than 2,600 people were killed last year in Ciudad Juarez, a city of 1.3 million across the border from El Paso, Texas. Earlier this month, an American who worked at the consulate and her American husband, as well as a Mexican national employee of the consulate, were gunned down after leaving a children’s. READ MORE HERE.