Mexico to make arms trafficking central focus of Obama—Calderón meeting

El Universal reports that the Government will try to make reducing the flow of arms across the U.S.-Mexico border the central focus of this week’s meeting between Presidents Obama and Calderón. Mexico will also push the issue in the U.N. Security Council, where it holds the rotating chairmanship this month. On Face the Nation, Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan noted that 90% of the arms seized in Mexico came from the U.S. “The key issue right now is how can the United States help to shut down those guns and shut down that bulk cash that is providing the drug syndicates in Mexico with the wherewithal to corrupt, bribe, to kill,” Sarukhan said. Last week, Attorney General Eduardo Medina Mora said that the 52,000 arms seized by the Government in the last two years were more than five times the number seized from FARC guerrillas in Colombia last year. (Universal 4/12, CBS News 4/12)

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