Mexican President, Felipe Calderon.
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Mexico's Felipe Calderon: Crime is 'threat to democracy'

Organised crime poses an "open threat" to democracy in Mexico, President Felipe Calderon has warned.

Mr Calderon said attempts by drug gangs to manipulate elections were a "new and worrying fact".

The Mexican leader was speaking as his sixth and final year in office began, ahead of presidential elections next July.

  • 05 Dec 2011
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