Mexico's President Disarms Police, Launches New War on Drugs

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Mexico's new President Felipe Calderón has declared war on the drug traffic that's corrupted local police and led to hundreds of murders in the past year. Last week, Calderon disarmed police in crime-plagued Tijuana and other cities and replaced them with thousands of federal troops. On Saturday, 2300 local police were ordered back to their jobs after being relieved of their weapons.

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Guest:
Sandra Dibble - Reporter for the San Diego Union-Tribune

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Vanessa Romo, Dan Konecky, Karen Radziner