Border Efforts Increase Along With U.S. Concern

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This week, the Obama administration laid out its plans to deal with the drug violence that plagues Mexico. More than 6,000 people have been killed over the last year as drug cartels battle each other and the Mexican government.

The U.S. is sending additional federal agents, equipment and money to the border — and increasing assistance to the Mexican government.

NPR's Ted Robbins reports on the U.S. decision to send more money and manpower to the border, and the challenges the American government will likely face.



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