Mexico president seeks to cement legacy in last address

The Associated Press, 9/3/2012

President Calderon

As he nears the end of his six-year term, Mexican President Felipe Calderon leaves his country with a better-armored economy — and also more armored cars.

Calderon delivered his final state-of-the-nation speech on Monday, trying to cement his legacy as the president who stabilized the economy and took on the country’s entrenched organized crime groups, putting Mexico on the road to rule of law.

He boasted of expanding and cleaning up the federal police, putting nearly $160 billion in international reserves and creating more than 2 million jobs, twice the number during the term of his predecessor, Vicente Fox.

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For the text of Calderon’s last address, click here.

To see the last address follow the link, Mensaje por el Sexto Informe de Gobierno