The rise of civilian militias to combat lawlessness will make it harder than ever to defeat the cartels unless the government regulates the vigilantes.
01 September 2014
President Peña Nieto 22 Aug unveiled new unit of federal police known as “Gendarmerie”, a 5,000-strong rapid-response force that will be used to protect key economic interests fro ...
The Latin America Crime and Politics blog aims to give you an analysis and commentary on issues surrounding Latin America and the Caribbean. Blog posts are written by Crisis Group field staff in the region.
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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