For lessons on crime prevention, Mexico can look to the example of Ciudad Juárez, the world’s “murder capital” in 2008-2010. Government and citizens worked together to bring violence down by strengthening local law enforcement and addressing socio-economic inequalities. These initiatives should be monitored, refined and expanded if Mexico is to overcome its country-wide crisis of confidence at all levels.
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The rise of civilian militias to combat lawlessness will make it harder than ever to defeat the cartels unless the government regulates the vigilantes.
Peña Nieto's Challenge: Criminal Cartels and Rule of Law in Mexico
15 March 2013: Javier Ciurlizza, Crisis Group's Latin America Program Director, looks at the challenges and opportunities Mexico faces as it combats drug violence. (Also available in Spanish)
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