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AMLO Lays Out Broad Plan for Addressing Violence in Mexico

  • Plan includes eradicating corruption, spurring economic growth
  • Public security designee says fight against cartels has failed
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Mexico's Lopez Obrador Wins Presidential Vote
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President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador laid out a broad program Wednesday to curb surging violence, saying his government will focus on stopping the most brutal crimes and creating jobs for youth.

Main points of the strategy include creating a national guard and stressing regional coordination of security efforts, eradicating corruption, rethinking the prohibition of some drugs and creating job opportunities, Lopez Obrador and members of his cabinet said. A key will be de-emphasizing the fight against drug cartels, focusing instead on roots of crime, Lopez Obrador said.