Nov 18, 2011

Mexico Politics: Calderon names intelligence chief to be interior minister

Reuters: "Mexico's president, Felipe Calderón, picked the head of the national intelligence agency as the country's new interior minister on Thursday, beefing up the job's security profile as the government attempts to bring violent drug cartels to heel. Alejandro Poire, director of the Center for Research and National Security (CISEN), succeeds Francisco Blake, who was killed in a helicopter crash on Friday.

... Poire, 40, has never held elected office, and spent more than a year ... as national security spokesman before he moved to the CISEN in September. ... A Harvard graduate who later worked as an academic, Poire was an adviser to Calderon early in his presidency. " read more

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