Oct 9, 2015

Why are all those soldiers out in the streets all across Mexico?

El Daily Post: The U.N.’s  human rights chief says they shouldn’t be. The military isn’t designed for police work, he says, and Mexico’s top military leader agrees with him. So why are the soldiers out there? Because Mexican police forces were deemed to corrupt and inefficient to do the work that needed to be done, including going after the crime cartels. That has to change, the United Nations says, so the soldiers can return to their barracks.

The United Nations' top human rights official is calling on the Mexican government to set a timetable for withdrawing military personnel from law enforcement duties and replacing them with well-trained police. Read more. 

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