Nov 3, 2011

Mexico Politics and Police Reform: Calderon Clashes with Mexican Governors over 'Unrealistic' Police Reform

A look at the political dynamics and realities of trying to eliminate corruption among Mexico's police

InSight Crime: "A dispute between President Felipe Calderon and Mexico's governors over the pace of the vetting of state police forces reflects the nation’s difficulties in carrying out effective, lasting police reform.

Addressing the nation’s governors at a meeting of the National Public Security System, Calderon said that he “implored [them], while also offering the support of the federal government, to bring the evaluation of the middle and high commands, as well as half of the state’s operational and municipal officers, to completion by May next year at the latest.”" read more

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