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UPDATED: 12:48, May 25, 2007
Mexico not to abandon war against drug gangs: president
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Mexican President Felipe Calderon said on Thursday his government would not abandon war against drug traffickers, local media reported.

"We cannot leave the children and the young people of Mexico in the claws of organized crime," Calderon said.

"Our position is clear: not one step backward in the task of defending Mexico," he added.

Calderon in February ordered 2,500 soldiers to be deployed in the neighboring northern states of Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas to fight drug trafficking and violence, but they have so far been unable to stem either.

Opposition party members of a congressional committee called on the president to withdraw troops in the war on drug gangs, but Calderon defied the call.

So far this year, criminal groups have killed some 800 people in Mexico.

Source: Xinhua


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