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Mexican President Felipe Calderon has condemned American gun control policy. He says Washington is not doing enough to stop the flow of arms into Mexico.
Calderon was speaking at a conference on security issues. He said the flow of US-made weapons is aggravating Mexico's violent drug war.
Felipe Calderon, Mexican President, said, "Americans started selling weapons to a voracious and ambitious industry, which is what the American weapons industry is. It is clear to me that they would create a conflict in a poor country in Africa just to sell weapons, the same way they are making money on this situation Mexico is going through. For them, it's good business to sell weapons to criminals. We need to mobilize not only the public opinion, but also the international opinion, to point out the irresponsibility of the Americans, time and time again, no matter how much it upsets them or what inconveniences it causes to their political campaigns."
Calderon's comments come the day after security forces found the body of a slain mayor. Days earlier, Edelmiro Cavazos had been abducted by hitmen.
Drug cartels have become increasingly bold in attacks on public officials. Meanwhile, Mexico's drug museum has seen in a surge in the size of its collection over the last three years, following all-out government efforts to rein in powerful cartels.
The displays show items confiscated from drug gangs across the country. More than 28-thousand people, mainly drug traffickers and police, have been killed in Mexico's drug war since December 2006.