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Bush asks Congress to Fund his Mexico Anti-Drug Plan

In an effort to decrease violence and the flow of narcotics into the U.S., President Bush asked Congress this week for $500 million to help Mexico fight drug gangs at home. Bush has worked with President Calderon on the details of the plan, which would send to Mexico equipment such as surveillance aircraft, drug-detection gear, data processing technology, and training and technical help for law enforcement agencies.

Bush's initial $500 million request is part of a larger $1.4 billion multi-year plan.

For more information, see:
Bush Seeks Funds to Help Mexico Fight Drugs (New York Times)
Bush Seeking Aid for Mexico in Drug Fight (Washington Post)