Battling Mexican Drug Cartels

The U.S. has announced that it will boost border security along Mexico. The move is attempting to fight drug cartels which are responsible for 8,000 deaths in Mexico in only the last two years. The White House fears rising levels of violence in the Southwest U.S. is due to these cartels, BBC News.

The AP is reporting that Filipino militants have threatened to behead a Red Cross volunteer unless troops recede, BreakingNewsOn.

The Czech government has lost a no confidence vote and is being forced to step down. Parliament voted 101-99 to oust the center-right government. Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek said he would step down has said he will step down and President Vaclav Klaus now has the power to choose a replacement. Klaus has three chances to do that, but if he fails, former Prime Minister Jiri Paroubek says the current cabinet will likely stay in power until elections can be held in the fall, WSJ.

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