Marchers block Mexico-US borderAT LEAST THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT IS TRYING... THEIR ARMY IS PROBABLY AS COMPROMISED AS PAKISTAN'S AND AFGHANISTAN'S.
Hundreds of people in Mexico have blocked key crossings into the US in protests against the deployment of the army fighting drug traffickers.
Traffic was brought to a halt on a number of bridges in several border towns in northern Mexico.
The protesters accused the army of abuse against civilians. Government officials said the blockades had been organised by drug gangs.
The army was sent into border towns in 2006 to control rising drug violence.
Violence continued on Tuesday in the border town of Ciudad Juarez where three police officers were shot dead by unidentified gunmen.
More than 5,000 people were killed in drug-related violence last year, Mexican officials say.
Powerful drug cartels have been fighting both each other and federal forces as they battle to control the immensely lucrative routes trafficking cocaine and other drugs from Colombia to the US via Mexico.
Up to 40,000 troops are currently deployed against trafficking cartels.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
MEXICAN PROTESTORS BLOCK USA BORDER - IN SUPPORT OF DRUG CARTELS
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