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Mexican President Felipe Calderon speaks to joint session of U.S. Congress

Mexican President Felipe Calderón called on Congress to work to stem the flow of assault weapons into his country as he argued on Thursday for a strong combined effort with the United States to fight drugs and return security to the border.

Speaking for about 50 minutes to a joint session of Congress, Calderón stressed the need for economic cooperation as well as for fighting the increasingly violent drug trade. He spoke in English but shifted to Spanish to again call for an overhaul of immigration issues that have bedeviled the countries.

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