Gulf Cartel (CDG) drug kingpin Juan Manuel Rodriguez Garcia is being escorted by police during a presentation at the Attorney's General Office hangar in Mexico City (REUTERS/Tomas Bravo).
Improving Anti-Crime Policy in Mexico
October 27, 2014,
Vanda Felbab-Brown argues that Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has correctly identified reducing criminal violence as a key priority, but his policing and police reform efforts remain inadequate and fail to correct many of the interdiction problems of the Calderón era. Furthermore, the administration’s socio-economic anti-crime program remains amorphous and inchoate, and risks wasting resources. To correct these deficiencies, Felbab-Brown provides a series of recommendations.