Oct 9, 2015

Distributing pork, calling it crime prevention

El Daily Post: Crime prevention has been a constant theme in President Enrique Peña Nieto’s security policy. In the early days of his mandate, he created an undersecretariat for prevention and citizen participation. But there’s a catch: That institution is not designed to prevent crime. Rather, it is a tool to build and feed a political clientele.

A month ago, Interior Secretary Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong named Arturo Escobar, erstwhile leader and spokesperson of the Green Party, the junior partner in President Enrique Peña Nieto’s governing coalition, as undersecretary for crime prevention. Read more.

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