BBC News | 11/11/2008 12:00:00 AM
Colombia hails Mexico's drug war
Nov 12 -- The presidents of Colombia and Mexico have agreed to intensify joint efforts to combat powerful cartels that control the flow of drugs in both countries.
The Mexican leader has deployed some 40,000 troops to tackle drug gangs since taking office in December 2006.
But critics say the rise in drug-related violence shows the war against organised crime is far from won.
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