The United States and Mexico have announced a plan to coordinate law enforcement efforts to stop drug trafficking and related violence along the border between the two countries.
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and his Mexican counterpart Daniel Cabeza de Vaca spoke to reporters about the new plan Thursday in San Antonio, Texas.
They said the plan includes improved communication, including regular meetings, between law enforcement officials in Mexico and the United States. It also calls for the United States to provide training and technical assistance to Mexico.
The two men also pledged to work together to provide prompt responses to threats from violent criminal organizations against officials, victims and witnesses.
The US-Mexican border region has seen escalating drug-related violence in recent years.
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