08/12/2009

Feds announce $30 million in grants to border agencies

By Rene Romo
Albuquerque Journal

EL PASO, Texas — Mexico's military-led battles with drug cartels have spawned violence south of the border but also an "unprecedented" partnership with the United States, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said.

Speaking Tuesday at the sixth annual Border Security Conference at the University of Texas at El Paso, Napolitano said that for the first time, the two countries are treating drug-related violence as a "shared problem."

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