Jan 10, 2012

Drug War: Mexican Businesses Pitch In to Counter Violence in Monterrey

NYTimes.com: "“I confess and make mea culpa that we woke up late,” said José Antonio Fernández Carbajal, the chief executive of Femsa, one of the world’s largest Coca-Cola bottlers and a big Mexican retailer.

Mr. Fernández and other business executives are now in the thick of efforts to recover Monterrey's peace. Their companies helped design the advertising image and campaign for the new state police force, and they are staffing recruiting booths and a call center. They are also paying part of the cost of government redevelopment plans, injecting money into community groups and sponsoring school programs." read more

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