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Mexico sends troops to Acapulco to combat drug gangs

Mexico has sent almost 8,000 troops and crack federal police to fight rampant drug trafficking in and around the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, President Felipe Calderon said on Friday. Stemming a surge in drug-related violence is a top priority for Calderon, who took office in December and quickly deployed troops to some of the worst affected states. The 7,600-strong Acapulco force — made up of elements from the air force, army, navy and federal police — will be sent into the rugged hills behind the once glamorous coastal resort to destroy drug plantations and look for smuggling gangs. Full Story

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