Mexico to send police and military force of 10,200 to murder hot spots

A soldier keeps watch at a crime scene after unknown assailants attacked and injured a policewoman, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico began beefing up law enforcement in its most violent districts this week, officials said on Wednesday, sending the first of 10,200 troops and police to reduce murder rates in 17 hot spots, in the first phase of a program it plans to expand. Homicides rose by one-third last year, breaking […]

Continue reading this article with a Fiji Times online membership.

More Stories