Mexico pres touts efforts for 'lasting security'

Mexican President Felipe Calderon has delivered the last state-of-the-nation report of his administration, saying he is leaving Mexico with the foundation for "true and lasting security."

The report delivered Saturday to Congress also says Mexico has a strong and growing economy despite the difficult financial environment in the world.

Calderon plans to deliver an address based on the report Monday.

The president says Mexico has made the largest investment in its history in security during his six-year administration, allowing the federal police force to be purged of bad officers and advancing the same efforts at the local level. Calderon says he has also reformed laws to better coordinate security operations.

More than 47,000 people have died in drug violence since Calderon launched a campaign against drug traffickers in December 2006.