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Illegal guns fuel Mexico's drug war

More than 60,000 people have died in drug-related violence since 2006, officials say most weapons used come from US.
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2012 20:03

One of former CIA director and four-star US Army general David Petraeus's key problems during his time as intelligence chief was the Mexican drug trade.

More than 60,000 people have died in drug-related violence in Mexico since 2006, and the government says most of the weapons being used come from the United States.

Al Jazeera's Adam Raney reports from Mexico City.

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