Calderon’s Party Denies Nava Backed an Agreement With Mexico’s Drug Gangs

Bloomberg, 9/21/2010

Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s political party said its leader didn’t call for the government to negotiate with drug traffickers to curtail violence.

The National Action Party said in a statement today that its chief, Cesar Nava, never gave an interview to the Ciudad Juarez newspaper El Diario after it published a story today citing an interview with Nava.

The article reported that Nava said he has suggested an accord with organized-crime groups in at least five meetings with government officials, and that such an agreement would help regain control of territory lost to criminals.

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