Mexico quietly confronts a new security crisis
Violent crime is on the rise again in Mexico. While Trump and the future of Nafta have dominated the news the security dynamic in Mexico has quietly but rapidly deteriorated.
During the first ten months of 2017 there were 20,878 murders in Mexico. Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, has been criticized for not defining a clear national security strategy. Most recently he has tried to dismiss criticism of his record on crime as unfair “bullying” of Mexico’s law enforcement agencies.