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NPT Drug War: Obama to visit Mexico

How’s the water? or, Does anyone feel like a frog yet?

From Reuters, Obama to visit Mexico amid drug war, trade dispute: The high-level meetings come as the Obama administration is drafting a plan to address Mexico’s escalating war with drug traffickers, blamed for some 6,300 murders last year, most of them near the shared border. U.S. officials fear the violence could spill over into the United States, while their Mexican counterparts want stricter controls of U.S weapons smuggled into Mexico. Obama and Calderon will “discuss how the United States and Mexico can work together to support Mexico’s fight against drug-related violence and work toward effective, comprehensive immigration reform,” the White House said in a statement. The visit precedes the Summit of the Americas being held April 17-19 in Trinidad and Tobago.

Sito Negron


Written by newspapertreeelpaso

March 19, 2009 at 10:24 am

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