Secretary of State Pledges to Stand with Mexico

POSTED: Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 8:11am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:33am

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged to stand shoulder to shoulder with Mexico in its increasingly violent struggle against drug cartels.

Clinton conceded that America's demand for illegal drugs and supply of powerful weapons were partly responsible for the violence. Clinton announced the Obama administration has set aside $720 million dollars taht would go toward modernizing border crossings to prevent further violence and help encourage commerce and travel.

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