Obama and Calderon Pledge Cooperation on the Drug War

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Friday, March 4, 2011 - 9:32am

They're two Presidents with a common goal, but lately relations between the U.S. and Mexico have been difficult and on Thursday both presidents pledged a renewed cooperation on the war on drugs.

Raging drug battles on the border have strained relations between Mexico and the U.S., but President Obama and Felipe Calderon presented a united front at the White House. They announced a trade breakthrough, twenty years in the making. An agreement that would allow Mexican trucks across the U.S. border, but border security is still the headline. With 30,000 Mexicans killed in the five years since Calderon took office, but President Obama is backing his counterpart.  While both presidents are pledging cooperation, Mexico may not get much more as house Republicans are tightening the purse strings.

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