U.S., Mexico Adjust Drug Strategy

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Obama administration pledged long-term support for Mexico's drug war on Tuesday.

A delegation of senior officials joined the Mexican government in a $330 million plan that shifts emphasis from military funding to strengthening civilian law enforcement rebuilding communities.  The new strategy will be launched in Ciudad Juarez, where 6,000 people have been killed in the last year alone, including three people with ties to the U.S. consulate there.

The New York Times reports that the violence in Ciudad Juarez has battered the administration of Mexican President Felipe Calderon:

The public outcry generated by the violence in Ciudad Juarez forced President Calderon to accept that the drug war would not be won with troops alone. American officials said today’s meetings and the shift in strategy did not indicate that the United States had lost faith in President Calderon.

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