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Readout of the President's Call with Mexican President Calderón

President Obama spoke today with Mexican President Felipe Calderón to reaffirm United States support for Mexico's efforts to end the impunity of organized criminal groups following yesterday's operation in Matamoros against Gulf Cartel leader Antonio Cárdenas Guillén, known as Tony Tormenta, in which Cárdenas Guillén died.
 
The President offered his condolences to President Calderón on the death of Mexican officials involved in the operation, as well as the death of Matamoros journalist Carlos Guajardo. He thanked President Calderón for Mexico's close coordination with US officials to help assure the safety of US citizens in Matamoros.
 
Finally, the President reiterated his commitment to deepening the US security partnership with Mexico.