Plagued by Crime, Mexico Creates New Police Force

By Shannon O’Neil
Latintelligence

Members of the federal police participate in a ceremony to mark Federal Police Day in Mexico City June 2, 2011 (Jorge Lopez/Courtesy Reuters).

Members of the federal police participate in a ceremony to mark Federal Police Day in Mexico City June 2, 2011 (Jorge Lopez/Courtesy Reuters).

Since entering Los Pinos last year, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has wasted no time in pushing some of Mexico’s most-needed economic reforms through Congress, but the same has not been true for the government’s security strategy. Last week I spoke with Larry Mantle on KPCC’s “Airtalk” about Peña Nieto’s proposed new police force and what it could mean for the country’s security situation. You can listen here. (Recording can be accessed in the sidebar)

Published in conjunction with Latin America’s Moment at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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