Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Bush Eyes Mexico Drug Fight Funds

President Bush has asked the Congress for $500 m to help Mexico fight against illegal drugs. A White House spokeswoman said the US would do all it could to support Mexico's efforts to break the power and impunity of drug organizations there. The request, the first part of a $1.4 billion initiative, is due to be discussed by Congress in Washington on Thursday. Analysts have compared the package to the controversial and much larger, aid the US gives Columbia to fight drugs.

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