Mexico: Army will stay, despite recent protests

Associated Press, 2/19/2009

mexican-armyMexico’s president said Thursday the army will continue to battle the country’s drug cartels, despite recent protests asking for the soldiers’ withdrawal.

Hundreds of people blocked bridges to the United States in three border cities Tuesday, demanding the army leave and accusing soldiers of abuse. Both state and federal officials have alleged the protests are organized by drug gangs, noting that some of the protesters masked their faces.

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