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Doubts cloud Mexico's war on drugs
Effectiveness of military in fighting drug cartels is being questioned amid rising violence.
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2010 04:38 GMT

Barack Obama, the US president, has reiterated his administration's support for Mexico's fight against drug traffickers.

Violence along the US-Mexico border has skyrocketed since Felipe Calderon, the president of Mexico, sent government troops to confront the drug cartels.

Now there is a growing feeling that the military strategy has been counter-productive.

Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports.

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