August 14, 2009
Canada said Sunday that it would increase training by its Mounted Police for Mexican officers as part of a new, 15-million-dollar security program for the Americas.
The announcement came as Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper arrived in the western Mexican city of Guadalajara for a summit overshadowed by Mexican drug violence.
“Supporting police training in Mexico is one of the most effective ways to fight organized crime and drug trafficking within Canada,” said a statement from Harper’s office.
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