Mexico hopes for new US gun laws
Mexico's newly named ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Eduardo Medina Mora said Thursday that the mass shooting of school children in Newtown, Connecticut, last month had raised outrage to the point where previously unfeasible legal changes may be possible.


Mexico says US guns, particularly assault weapons, help fuel drug cartel-related violence south of the border. Medina Mora added that he hopes the shooting will, in his words, "catalyze the necessary societal support for a change in the regulations that will be more favorable to the interests of our country." (AP)