Mexican President Felipe Calderon visited Mexico's most violent city Tuesday, where he was met by a crowd of angry protesters.
President Calderon spoke with community leaders in the border area of Ciudad Juarez, where gunmen shot and killed three people linked to the U.S. consulate on Saturday.
The demonstrators complained about the acceleration of violence, despite Mr. Calderon's effort to fight the drug war with military troops.
The Mexican leader said the fight against organized crime should be shared with the United States. Juarez has been on the front line of President Calderon's war on drug cartels.
More than 15,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence in Mexico in recent years.
Separately, the governor of Texas has boosted police presence along the Mexican border.
Governor Rick Perry released a statement Tuesday, calling on Washington to immediately provide additional resources to prevent violence from spilling over from Mexico into neighboring border communities in Texas.
The governor says that since January of 2009, a reported 4,700 homicides have been committed in Juarez, making it one of the most violent cities in the world. Juarez is across the border from El Paso, Texas.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.