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Security Concerns Dominate Border Governors Conference

LADB Article ID: 80605
Category/Department: Mexico
Date: 2009-09-09
By: 050756

There was no mistaking what was on the minds of the Mexican governors attending the Border Governors Conference in Monterrey on Sept. 3-4: security. They were not only concerned about the security of their annual gathering but also about seeking innovative ways to combat the extreme drug-related violence that has exploded in their region during the past decade. Proposed solutions included a request that the US channel some funds for the Plan Merida anti-drug campaign directly to state and local governments. The only US governor who attended the gathering was Bill Richardson of New Mexico, and his comments touched on another topic of interest to the governors: immigration reform.

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