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Mexico Launches Special Police Force to Guard Economic Activity

On Friday Mexico launched a scaled-back version of a new police force President Enrique Pena Nieto had vowed to create while on the campaign trail to safeguard businesses against rampant organized crime. Pena Nieto originally promised to create a 40,000-member Gendarmerie Division to take the lead in tackling violent crimes such as extortion and kidnapping, given that poorly-paid security forces have been easy targets for the cartels to infiltrate and corrupt. But the 5,000-member...

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