Op-ed:Getting ready for a new era in U.S.-Mexico ties

Andrew Selee and Christopher Wilson, Op-ed, CNN 12/03/2012

mexican flagU.S.-Mexico relations have been dominated for the past six years by efforts to address drug trafficking and organized crime-related violence. This was the right thing to do while violence spiked in Mexico, but with a new administration in office after the swearing in of President Enrique Peña Nieto over the weekend, the time has come to re-balance the bilateral relationship.

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Mexico “systematically weakening” crime cartels: minister

Reuters, 10/15/2012

Mexico is making progress in its fight against powerful drug cartels and they are becoming weaker as the crime bosses are killed or jailed, the interior minister said on Monday.

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