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March 26th, 2009
10:00 AM ET

Mexican drug crackdown

 Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon discusses illicit drugs coming into the U.S. from Mexico.
Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon discusses illicit drugs coming into the U.S. from Mexico.

This is a developing story we've been covering for you. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Mexico – as violence threatens to rip that country apart.

65-hundred people were slaughtered last year as rival drug cartels battled each other and the authorities. 800 killed so far this year. Many – beheaded to send a message. And the misery is heading north along with the drugs.

Phoenix is now America's kidnapping capital. Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, who testified on border violence Tuesday on Capitol Hill, joined us live.

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