Nov 19, 2010

Whack-a-mole: Lawmakers block Mexico's crucial drug war reforms

Yes, there are politics in Mexico, too, including a 2012 presidential election. It's not the old, one-party rule.

Lawmakers block Mexico's crucial drug war reforms | Reuters: "Mexico's divided Congress is unlikely to pass President Felipe Calderon's pivotal plans to reform the police and combat money laundering, risking a major setback in the war against violent drug cartels.

...  squabbling in Congress and opposition within his own ruling National Action Party (PAN) are stalling the initiatives Calderon says are crucial to fighting organized crime. Amid jockeying before elections in 2012 and disputes over political alliances, Calderon appears unable to forge enough support and, at best, will see his plans heavily watered down." Nov. 19, 2010

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