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United States

17 April 2009

New York Times

MEXICO CITY — President Obama, vowing to confront drug cartels that are "sowing chaos in our communities," called Thursday for the Senate to ratify a long-stalled treaty aimed at curbing illegal arms trafficking. But Mr. Obama also suggested that he would not press lawmakers to revive an expired ban on assault weapons. On the first day of a four-day swing through Latin America that will also take him to Trinidad and Tobago, Mr. Obama declared "a new era of... (

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