Mexican president: U.S. support of Mexico's fight against crime not enough

13:59, February 23, 2011      

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Mexican President Felipe Calderon Tuesday reaffirmed his policy on fighting organized crime and said support from U.S. institutional cooperation has been insufficient.

In an interview with local daily El Universal, Calderon said the United States did not make it a priority to combat transnational organized crime. Moreover, the United States should cooperate with Mexico in reducing drug consumption, the president said.

Calderon denied the Wikileaks cables' claim that Carlos Pascual, U.S. ambassador to Mexico, had said that Mexican agencies lack coordination in fighting drug trafficking.

Calderon said that in 2004, he had warned about the increasing dangers of insecurity and violence in Mexico, adding that if everybody had taken the task of fighting crime equally seriously, the situation in Mexico would be more encouraging.

Source: Xinhua

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