Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Mission Creep

The trouble with drafting the Mexican military into the country's drug war is that now the military seem to be expected to deal with every conceivable threat.

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Mexican Navy searched for sharks in the ocean near Pacific surfing beaches on Monday, after two bathers were killed and another maimed in a rare spate of shark attacks.

Three boats and a helicopter patrolled the sea while Navy and rescue officials scanned the horizon with binoculars from popular beaches around the southwestern Mexican resort of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.

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