President Felipe Calderon said he will reduce the military’s role in fighting organized crime by strengthening the country’s police, after criticism that his government was relying too much on the armed forces. The move will be gradual as police in the country take over more of the military’s duties, Calderon said today, according to a transcript e-mailed by his office. The military will participate in the fight against drug trafficking cartels until the end of his presidency in 2012, according to his military plan posted on the Web site of the Federal Registry. (Bloomberg)

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