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Mexico’s Calderon pushes criminal law overhaul

Mexican President Felipe Calderon, battling rampant organized crime, launched a wide-reaching justice reform plan on Friday to give police more power, protect witnesses and speed up court cases. Calderon is struggling to rein in ruthless but sophisticated drug cartels who frequently manipulate Mexico’s chaotic and corrupt police and court systems. Calderon’s bill would create one national penal code and clearer rules for dealing with organized crime. Full Story

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