Tuesday, October 23, 2007

White House pledges $1.4B for Mexico drug war - USATODAY.com

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MEXICO CITY — The White House pledged $1.4 billion Monday to aid Mexico's crackdown on drug-related crime that has spread across the border into the USA.
The package includes a wide range of logistical assistance and equipment, including training for troops, surveillance planes, helicopters and X-ray machines.

The aid will not include U.S. troops.

The Bush administration asked Congress for the initial $500 million in a supplemental budget request, along with an additional $50 million for Central American countries.

"We are at a particular moment in which organized crime presents a very real threat to the stability and well-being of democratic states in Mexico and Central America," said Thomas Shannon, assistant U.S. secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere.

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White House pledges $1.4B for Mexico drug war - USATODAY.com


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