Illegal guns from the US fuel Mexico's drug cartel violence

Incoming Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wants to impress upon the US Trump administration that the deteriorating security situation is the concern and responsibility of both countries.

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    Immigration and trade are likely to dominate the visit of a top US delegation to Mexico headed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

    But also on the agenda will be rising crime in Mexico.

    The US has failed to stop an estimated 213,000 firearms from illegally crossing the border every year, driving a surge in Mexico's violent crime rate.

    Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Mexico City.


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