Mexico Institute in the News: Mexican Vote May Determine Future of Drug War

Feb 03, 2012

The Washington Times, February 3, 2012

...The prospect of a victory by Enrique Pena Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in the July 1 presidential election has troubled U.S. policymakers about drug-control efforts with Mexico...

...“In private, you hear concern from a lot of U.S. policymakers about how the PRI would deal with organized crime,”

said Andrew Selee, who directs the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Mr. Selee stressed that

“the U.S. government is likely to adapt to whatever government is elected in Mexico.”

His comments shed light on the debate over how to proceed with a policy that during the past five years has involved the deployment of CIA operatives and drone aircraft in the fight against the cartels...



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