Mexico, U.S. to continue working together against organized crimes

11:27, February 21, 2011      

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Mexico and the United States will continue working together to fight against organized crimes, Mexican ambassador to the United States Arturo Sarukhan said on Sunday.

The ties between both countries will not break off due to the murder of one U.S. agent last week in the Mexican territory, Sarukhan told U.S. TV channel Univision.

Two special agents of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) were attacked on Tuesday on a highway of San Luis Potosi state in central Mexico. One of them died and the other was injured.

On Thursday, U.S. Republican Congressman for Texas Michael McCaul said that both agents were victims of an ambush carried out by a drug cartel in that area of Mexico.

Sarukhan said that the combat against organized crimes in Mexico "is a war of both countries, whose territories are affected by transnational drug trafficking."

The Mexican and U.S. governments have worked together with "shared responsibility," he said.

Therefore, "both countries will either succeed together or fail together, (and) it is evident that we will have to continue working on a solid basis, in a coordinated way," he added.

Source: Xinhua

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