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Mexico asks Biden to stop US arms, money flow

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's president has asked Vice President Joe Biden for the United States to do more to halt the flow of weapons and drug money into Mexico.

The request by President Felipe Calderon comes during Biden's one-day visit to Mexico. On Tuesday Biden is scheduled to visit Honduras.

The two met early Monday at the presidential residence in Mexico City.

Calderon said in a statement Monday that he "repeated the urgent need to strengthen actions against the trafficking of weapons into our country and money laundering."

Mexico says U.S. weapons help fuel drug-related violence that killed at least 47,715 people in Mexico from December 2006 through September 2011.

Biden is also meeting with Mexican presidential candidates.

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