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    Mexico Creates ‘Police Force’ to Stop Illegals from Crossing Its Southern Border


    Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is planning on strengthening his nation’s southern border with a new specialized police force in an effort to crack down on drug-related gun violence and illegal crossings.

    Alfonso Durazo, who has been picked by Obrador to head up the effort, told Bloomberg the new force will be sizable.

    The force will be deployed to Mexico’s northern border with the U.S., as well.

    “We’re going to create a border police force that will be highly specialized,” Durazo said.

    “They need to apply the law,” including stopping undocumented migrants and human traffickers from crossing into Mexico. – READ MORE

    On Friday, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico’s newly-elected president, revealed his new plan to combat Mexico’s drug war which includes legalizing drugs, instituting gun control, and reducing punishment for criminals.

    Olga Sanchez, Lopez Obrador’s proposed interior minister, told Reuters about the new administration’s “transitional justice” plan to stop Mexico’s deadly drug cartels which will involve “leniency for those who admit guilt, truth commissions to investigate atrocities and the granting of reparations for some victims.”

    “Not only will it be amnesty, it will be a law to reduce jail time,” Sanchez told Reuters. “We will propose decriminalization, create truth commissions, we will attack the causes of poverty, we will give scholarships to the youth and we will work in the field to get them out of the drug situation.”

    “Abrazos, no balazos” — or “hugs, not bullets” — was a campaign slogan championed by Lopez Obrador during his presidential run. – READ MORE

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