Mexico’s Felipe Calderon vows to defeat violent gangs

BBC News, 5/20/2010

Mexico’s president has told the US Congress that he is confident his country will win its fight against drug gangs with cooperation from the US.

Felipe Calderon asked for help in ending the flow of assault weapons from the US across the border.

“Many of these guns are not going to honest American hands,” He said.

He also asked Congress to reform US immigration policy and critised a new Arizona law requiring police to question suspected illegal migrants.

Mr Calderon, who was feted at a White House state dinner on Wednesday night, has said that under current US immigration laws, migrant workers were often forced to “live in the shadows”.

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