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Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman (C) is escorted by soldiers during a presentation at the Navy's airstrip in Mexico City (REUTERS/Henry Romero).


What the El Chapo escape tells us about U.S.-Mexico relations

July 16, 2015, Vanda Felbab-Brown

Since coming to power, President Enrique Peña Nieto has severely curtailed U.S.-Mexican cooperation on combating organized crime and drug trafficking, which has contributed to the deterioration of the security situation in Mexico, explains Vanda Felbab-Brown. Reducing violence, extortion, and the impunity of criminal gangs should become key priorities for the Mexican government, Felbab-Brown argues.

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