Mexico wants cooperation against arms trafficking from next US president

The Mexican government will press US presidential candidates for cooperation against weapons trafficking, a top official said Thursday. Republican presidential hopeful John McCain is to arrive in Mexico late Wednesday after a stop in Colombia. Interior Secretary Juan Camilo Mourino said Mexico will stress the problems caused by US guns used by Mexico's criminal gangs "The fundamental thing is to get a clear commitment from whoever is the next president of the United States .... to preserve joint responsibility and keep working together," said Mourino. He said Mexican authorities will be emphatic on the need "to avoid the ease with which criminals in our country arm themselves."