Honduras, Guatemala establish joint anti-drug force

December 4, 2014 12:20 AM

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TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduras and Guatemala said on Wednesday they will set up a joint military force to battle drug trafficking on their shared border, where Mexico's powerful drug cartels have driven a surge in violence.

Honduran President Juan Hernandez and Guatemalan President Otto Perez met in Tegucigalpa and agreed to set up the task force, the two governments said in a joint statement.

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