In an interview with CNN in Spanish, Peruvian President Alan Garcia said he was very troubled by Mexican cartel presence in his country, EFE news agency reported. Garcia said he was willing to accept more US military aid to help him respond to reports that Mexican drug cartels, as well the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), are increasingly operating in Peruvian territory, taking advantage of Peru’s boom in coca production, which most recent United Nations data suggests is higher than that of Colombia.
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