MEXICO CITY (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
says America's insatiable demand for illegal drugs and inability to
stop weapons smuggling into Mexico are fueling an alarming spike in
violence along the U.S.-Mexican border.
Clinton said Wednesday the Obama administration acknowledges
that the United States shares responsibility with Mexico for
dealing with the violence. She said the administration will work
with Mexican authorities to improve security on both sides of the
She made the comments to reporters while traveling to Mexico
City, where she will discuss steps the administration is taking on
the U.S. side. Mexican officials have in the past complained that
the U.S. has not done enough on its part to stem the violence
blamed on Mexican drug cartels.