U.S. announces new efforts to help Mexico fight drug cartels

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visits Mexico today. She’s taking with her a new multi-agency security program for the U.S.-Mexico border. It’s an attempt to support the Mexican government in its fight against drug cartels. The new plan recognizes the role the United States plays in escalating drug violence. President Obama called it a “two-way situation” where drugs come north from Mexico to the U.S., and laundered drug money and guns go south from the U.S. to Mexico. BBC reporter Steven Gibbs spent Tuesday embedded with Mexican troops and he is joins us with a report.

We've been following this story closely. For more of The Takeaway's coverage of life and death on the border, click here.

Here's a glimpse of the drug war being waged on the streets of Ciudad Juarez:

Guests:

Steve Gibbs

Comments [1]

Ann M Ellison

Why do I never hear a commentator or a guest mention the complicity of the public at large in the United States? If you use illegal drugs...even once in awhile for so called recreation...you are complicit in the murderous goings on in Mexico. Knowing this SHOULD really bother you enough to STOP!

Mar. 25 2009 02:10 PM

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