A Growing Battle at the Mexican Border

The building battle over security along the United States' southern border is having political repercussions. Mexican President Vicente Fox told the United States on Tuesday to stop complaining about his government's record in the drug war and instead work with him in fighting powerful cocaine cartels.

The Bush administration has become increasingly critical of Mexico's failure to stop a wave of drug violence along the U.S.-Mexico border, and U.S. states along the frontier also have called for firmer action.

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