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Plagued by Crime, Mexico Creates New Police Force

April 10, 2013

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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.