US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that America's "insatiable" demand for illegal drugs and inability to stop weapons smuggling into Mexico are fueling an alarming spike in violence along the US-Mexican border.
Clinton said the United States shares responsibility with Mexico for dealing with the violence and vowed that the administration will work with Mexican authorities to improve security on both sides of the border.
"I feel very strongly we have a co-responsibility," she told reporters accompanying her to Mexico City a day after the administration of President Barack Obama said it would send more money, technology and manpower to secure the United States' southwestern frontier and help Mexico battle the cartels.
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