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In Mexico, Presidents Come and Go but Cartel Policy Stays the Same

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Jul 13, 2017 | 08:00 GMT
Mexico's military patrols in southwest Mexico

The army patrols Guerrero state in southwest Mexico after fighting between two regional drug cartels erupted in June 2017. President Enrique Pena Nieto has proposed a paramilitary police force to replace the military force deployed against the cartels.

(SERGIO OCAMPO/AFP/Getty Images)

History, politics and a fractured cartel landscape will restrict any attempt by Mexico’s next president to pursue a new approach to end drug violence....

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