Take Two for January 23, 2013

Pentagon to aid Mexico in hunting drug cartels like al-Qaida insurgents

A member of the local police guards one

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A member of the local police guards one of the hotels where policemen are billeted on January 31, 2012 in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico. The government of Ciudad Juarez, in northern Mexico, announced that policemen are billeted in hotels to protect them from attacks of drug cartels, following the murder of eleven agents in four weeks.

The Pentagon is reportedly planning to step up its training of Mexican security forces, with a goal to teach them to pursue the cartels the same way U.S. went after Al-Qaida. We'll speak to Ioan Grillo, author of the book "El Narco" who has been reporting on the drug war for more than a decade. 


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