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Restoring Justice and Security in Mexico

by Bill Hayes

The New York Times’ Room for Debate lets various knowledgeable contributors discuss news events and other timely issues. One recent debate covered: Restoring Justice and Security in Mexico.

Mexico has been shaken by protests since 43 college students disappeared on Sept. 26 after clashes with the police in a town south of Mexico City. The authorities have said the town’s mayor, who had links to organized crime, ordered their detention and presumed murder. Responding to pressure, President Enrique Peña Nieto last week proposed a broad plan to revamp the police.

What can be done to restore security, accountability and the rule of law in a country increasingly frustrated with violent crime and entrenched corruption? [more]