11 Jan '13, 8am

Mexico Drug Policy and Security Review 2012

With a new year and a new administration in Mexico we can expect continuity in substantive policy and stylistic change in the rhetoric justifying those policies. While the new administration of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (PRI) has trumpeted its proposed reforms, there are more similarities than differences when comparing his “new” security policy with that of the Calderon Administration. In 2012 Enrique Peña Nieto returned the Revolutionary Institutional Party known by its Spanish acronym (PRI) to the presidency for the first time in twelve years, winning largely due to the Mexican public’s desire to punish the center right National Action Party (PAN) for the high rates of violence that followed the President Felipe Calderon’s militarized assault on organized crime.

Full article: http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/mexico-drug-policy-a...

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