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Mexico budget bill to seek army pay raise: Calderon

Mexico’s new president, Felipe Calderon, said on Saturday his first budget bill next week would seek pay hikes for the military despite his planned austerity drive. Speaking at Mexico City’s military academy a day after his inauguration, Calderon thanked soldiers for helping fight a bloody war against drug traffickers, which he has vowed to escalate, and promised better pay and benefits like housing. Full Story

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