AMLO Doubles Down on Mexico’s Failed Security Policy

AMLO with a military commander
Defense Secretary Luis Cresencio Sandoval, left, and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador salute during an event marking Army Day in Mexico City, Feb. 19, 2020 (AP photo by Marco Ugarte).

On Aug. 18, a truth commission report on the 2014 disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa detailed the Mexican military’s involvement in the incident. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador believes those responsible should be punished. But his security policies do nothing to prevent similar atrocities in the future.

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