Mexico unveils new strategy in war on drugs and for preventing crime

President Peña Nieto says his government will spend billions on social programmes in the most violent areas of the country
The Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

pena-nieto-new-strategyMexico's new administration has offered the first details of its new strategy in the country's war on drugs, saying the government will spend $9.2bn this year on social programmes to keep young people from joining criminal organisations in the 251 most violent towns and neighbourhoods across the country. The government will flood those areas with spending on programmes ranging from road building to increasing school hours, said President Enrique Peña Nieto and Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, the interior secretary.