Escalating violence by drug cartels and deteriorating security in Mexico will make this the most deadly year yet for that nation’s drug-related crime, and the violence is spilling into the U.S., according to a report released Oct. 17 for a state panel. “The deteriorating security situation has profound implications not only for Mexico but also for the U.S., since drug violence increasingly crosses the border,” says the report, submitted to Gov. Rick Perry’s Texas Border Security Council. The report says U.S. law enforcement faces poor coordination, corruption and lack of resources for battling drug smuggling. (AP)

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