If incoming Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wants to undo his nation’s culture of violence, he needs to focus his resources on the large numbers of young people without jobs or prospects around the country, according to a leading expert on Latin America.
After winning the Mexican presidency in a landslide, Andrés Manuel López Obrador plans to leverage his strong political mandate to tackle the rampant violence that has ravaged the country for more than a decade. He faces a daunting task.
Mexican President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador has a long road ahead to dismantle corrupt politics and end rampant violence in Mexico, according to experts. “I think the biggest hurdle is that corruption is everywhere and the biggest challenge is where do you start?” David Shirk, an expert on security in Mexico, told The Crime Report.
Rafael Marquez, the captain of Mexico’s World Cup soccer team, was sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department last year for allegedly laundering cash for a powerful Mexican drug trafficker. Should he be representing his country?
All legal gun purchases in Mexico must be made at a tightly secured army facility in Mexico City, following an arduous process of background checks. About 38 guns are sold there each day. Meanwhile, more than 500 guns are smuggled daily into Mexico from the U.S.–a poignant figure as the country suffers through unprecedented levels of homicide.
At least 82 candidates and office holders have been killed since the electoral season kicked off in September, making this the bloodiest presidential race in recent history, according to a tally by Etellekt, a security consultancy based in Mexico City.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions meets with his Colombian counterpart in Cartagena three months after President Trump threatened to decertify Colombia as a partner in the war against drugs unless Colombia reverses a rise in coca cultivation.
A new federal report says prescription painkiller abuse continues to be the biggest drug threat to the U.S. Meanwhile, a State Department official says America is ratcheting up pressure on Mexico to stem production of heroin there.
Forbes reports that Mexico has taken an unprecedented step in becoming the first-known buyer of surveillance technology that silently spies on calls, text messages and locations of any mobile phone user, via a shady telecom network known as Signalling System No. 7.