These pillars are disrupting the capacity of organized crime to operate, enhancing the Mexican government's capacity to sustain the rule of law, creating a modern border structure (at land crossings, ports and airports), and building strong and resilient communities. Through the Mérida Initiative, the U.S. government seeks to help Mexico rebuild its police, judicial and corrections systems, a process that experts agreed will take time.
Brownfield said that the Mérida Initiative will continue regardless of who is elected president next year in Mexico. (AMB emphasis) "We will proceed and we will succeed. We have no choice," he said.