Jun 6, 2012

Peña Nieto: I back continuing role for army in Mexico's drug war

Fox News Latino: Enrique Peña Nieto, the frontrunner in Mexico's presidential election, said in an interview with Efe that he supported a "gradual" withdrawal of the army from the fight against drug trafficking, but he refused to give a time frame within which the military should return to the barracks.

"The army must keep on because it's a demand and acclamation from the societies of several of the country's entities (states)," Peña Nieto, of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, told Efe in this northwestern Mexican border city.

"As long as we do not have conditions ... of peace and tranquility, it would be difficult for us to make the decision for the army to return to the barracks. It must be done in a gradual manner," Peña Nieto said. Read more.

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