Mexico calling on U.S. to stem weapons trade

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    By MARK STEVENSON
    Associated Press

    MEXICO CITY - Mexico's top organized crime prosecutor has called on U.S. officials to do more to halt illegal weapons trafficking to help Mexico stem a wave of bloody, drug-fueled violence.
    Jose Luis Santiago Vasconcelos, in remarks Thursday, said the rising brutality of recent drug executions was due to hit men taking over cartels after their bosses were arrested.

    "It's foreseeable that this type of violence will continue like this," Santiago Vasconcelos told a small group of foreign reporters, "because the Mexican government will never make any deals" with drug gangs.

    "We know that there is a large amount of arms traffic ... in the United States, that they have to bring under control," Santiago Vasconcelos said. "There's this incredibly big black market that has to be controlled."

    "The last time we spoke with (U.S. officials), we told them ... 'If these types of weapons weren't flowing through, they'd have to use stones to attack each other,' " he said.

    He said Mexico also is troubled by increasing amounts of cocaine as well as small-scale heroin shipments arriving from Venezuelan airports.
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    It is true, we have a magnificently broad illegal weapons trade. Undoubtfully the largest of any developed nation on the planet.
     
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    Of course they blame the United States for their horrific mess in their country.. Sure as heck can't be their doings...

    I think Mexico should build a fence on their border..

    That will keep all them illegal guns out..





    And also keep their illegal drugs and their people in their own country...:thup:
     

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