Mexico’s Drug War, Version 2.0 / Rodrigo Aguilera

The recent capture of two of Mexico’s most wanted drug lords in the space of a week has been once again hailed as a major coup in the government’s nearly decade-long drug war. However, many security experts as well as ordinary Mexicans remain highly skeptical regarding whether these arrests will have any meaningful effect on the state of criminality and violence in the country. Although the focus has shifted from crime to corruption in recent months, the government of Enrique Peña Nieto still appears unable to find the right formula for making Mexico safer. As a result, for the thousands if not millions of Mexicans who live in violence-prone areas, the prospect of any meaningful improvement to their security and livelihoods remains a far cry. SEE MORE…


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