AMLO Promised a New Approach to Mexico’s Security Crisis. Is He Delivering?

Police guard the scene of a murder after a man was shot to death in Acapulco, Mexico, Jan. 2, 2019 (AP photo by Bernardino Hernandez).
Police guard the scene of a murder after a man was shot to death in Acapulco, Mexico, Jan. 2, 2019 (AP photo by Bernardino Hernandez).
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Murders in Mexico rose by 33 percent in 2018, shattering the previous record for the second year in a row, according to an official tally released last month. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, or AMLO as he is known in Mexico, campaigned on a new approach to the country’s spiraling security crisis, promising to de-militarize law enforcement efforts and address the social issues that he says are the root causes of violence. But in an interview with WPR, Eric Olson, a global fellow and security expert with the Mexico Institute at The Wilson Center in Washington, says a closer look […]

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