MEXICO CITY (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is leading a team of Obama administration Cabinet officers to talks Tuesday aimed at helping Mexico get control of its drug cartels.
The meeting is in keeping with a promise that President Barack Obama made to be a "full partner" with Mexico in the anti-drug trafficking effort.
It comes just two weeks after an American consulate worker, her husband and the husband of a Mexican employee were gunned down in Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas.
In that incident, suspected drug gangsters chased down and opened fire on two SUVs carrying the families from a children's party, killing the adults and wounding two children.
The sessions scheduled for today in Mexico City were planned several months ago, however.