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Can Hillary Quell Mexico?

What’s on Hillary Clinton’s agenda in Mexico today? The American appetite for drugs may be fueling the drug war in Mexico, but then Attorney General Eric Holder's refusal to reinstitute a ban on the sale of assault rifles isn’t making things any better. Also, Congress has reneged on a Nafta promise to allow Mexican trucks into the U.S., and in retaliation Mexico instituted tariffs on 89 American products, targeting those that are produced in the districts of well-connected congressmembers. Finally, many American communities fear that Mexicans will cross the border to take already scarce jobs even as the U.S. recession spreads across the border.