Mexico President-Elect’s Amnesty, Anti-Crime Plans Face Criticism

Mexico City (CNSNews.com) – On the heels of his election victory, Mexico’s leftist president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he will keep troops in the streets to fight crime but also plans to pursue controversial amnesty legislation, in a bid to reduce violence in the country.

 

In a round of television interviews, Alfonso Durazo, Obrador’s security chief nominee, said the new administration will widen the battle against growing crime in Mexico, first by attacking corruption in the government.

 

Organized crime operates “hand-in-hand with government protection,” Durazo told the Televisa network last week. “We have to widen the approach to include the root cause. To continue to attack crime with force and the police has proven it doesn’t work.”

 

Fighting corruption in government will be the first step in the new administration’s fight against organized crime, widespread impunity, growing violence and the drug cartels that operate throughout Mexico.

 

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