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August 26, 2011 10:50 AM

U.S. drug thirst, gun sales must share blame for fire tragedy, Mexico says

In an unprecedented, direct criticism of the United States, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said lax U.S. gun laws and high demand for drugs stoked his nation’s violence. He appealed to U.S. citizens “to reflect on the tragedy that we are living through in Mexico” and to stop weapons exports to Mexico.

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