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Tami Yaklich's comment, March 21, 2013 8:46 PM
You have a number of strong sources!
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Mexico unveils new strategy in war on drugs and for preventing crime

Mexico unveils new strategy in war on drugs and for preventing crime | Influence on the US Aspect 2 | Scoop.it
President Peña Nieto says his government will spend billions on social programmes in the most violent areas of the country

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Melissa Lane's comment, March 12, 2013 4:48 PM
As Mexico's drug war begins to have more and more influence over the surrounding nations, president Enrique Pena Nieto has a different approach than his predecessor Felipe Calderon. Whereas before the president sent out troops and police to punish and attack the cartels, Nieto is taking a more long term approach. He is following in the footsteps of the United States by creating new government aided programs in order to give the people of Mexico something to build off of instead of focusing so much on the negativity. Most of the ideas in the plan come from programs already in place in the United States such as: eight hour school days, road/construction projects, and more opportunity for health care.
Melissa Lane's comment, March 12, 2013 5:21 PM
By creating more jobs and assistance for single mothers, the new plan is under high scrutiny of other government officials. It is hard to tell in Mexico what has the basis for corrpution and it is suspected that this plan, being that a full list of programs where the money is going has not been released, has high potential to be a distraction from what really goes on in Mexico.
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Mexico's President-Elect Praises Obama on Immigration: 'We Fully Support Your Proposal'

Mexico's President-Elect Praises Obama on Immigration: 'We Fully Support Your Proposal' | Influence on the US Aspect 2 | Scoop.it

The president-elect of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, praised President Barack Obama's immigration plan in a meeting today at the White House. Obama congratulated Peña Nieto on his electoral win, noting that Biden will be leading the U.S. delegation to his inauguration ceremony early next month.

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Melissa Lane's comment, March 12, 2013 5:08 PM
The US had a good "working relationship" with Mexico's former President Felipe Calderon and plans to maintain the same relationship with Enrique Pena Nieto, the most recent presidential elect. Obama supports the plans Nieto has for the country as far as his government programs go as well as Nieto supports Obama's new immigration policies.
Melissa Lane's comment, March 12, 2013 5:13 PM
Obama calls our current immigration system "out of date and badly broken" and is conducting an overhaul. He hopes to provide citizenship for the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants currently in America. However, these immigrants must pass a full background check, learn to speak English, and "get back in line" behind the others who are coming legally to America. This is all in attempt to welcome the Lation community as well as secure his alliances with countries south of the border.
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In Mexico, Biden Rejects Drug Legalization Talk | StoptheDrugWar.org

In Mexico, Biden Rejects Drug Legalization Talk | StoptheDrugWar.org | Influence on the US Aspect 2 | Scoop.it

On the first day of a two-day trip to consult with Mexican and Central American leaders Monday, US Vice President Joe Biden was quick to pooh-pooh any talk about drug legalization. The topic has become an increasingly hot one in the region, as Mexico's drug wars bleed over into its neighbors to the south, and some regional leaders are now calling for discussion of legalization.

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Melissa Lane's comment, March 12, 2013 5:01 PM
Ever since the reelection of President Obama, a huge topic has been the legalization of drugs. When VP Joe Biden went to Mexico for the inauguration of their new president it was also an issue weighing on everyone's mind. It is an issue that the United States goes back and forth over, would the legalization of drugs put an end to the violent drug wars now spilling into the borders of our country?
Melissa Lane's comment, March 12, 2013 5:15 PM
On one hand the legalization could rid Mexico and its surrounding nations of the violence that comes with the cartels and their illegal dealings. But on the other hand the legalization means easier access to the drugs, lower prices, and more health risks.
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AP Exclusive: Mexico CIA Attack Could Be Cartel

AP Exclusive: Mexico CIA Attack Could Be Cartel | Influence on the US Aspect 2 | Scoop.it
AP Exclusive: Official says organized crime possible in attack on CIA agents in Mexico...

 

A senior U.S. official says there is strong circumstantial evidence that Mexican federal police who fired on a U.S. embassy vehicle, wounding two CIA agents, were working for organized crime on a targeted assassination attempt.

 

Meanwhile, a Mexican official with knowledge of the case on the Aug. 24 ambush confirmed on Tuesday that prosecutors are investigating whether the Beltran Leyva Cartel was behind the attack.

 

The Mexican official said that is among several lines of investigation into the shooting up of an armored SUV clearly marked by diplomatic license plates on a rural road near Cuernavaca south of Mexico City. Federal police, historically known for infiltration and corruption by drug cartels, have said the shooting was a case of mistaken identity as officers were looking into the kidnapping of a government employee in that area.

 

"That's not a 'We're trying to shake down a couple people for a traffic violation' sort of operation. That's a 'We are specifically trying to kill the people in this vehicle'," a U.S. official familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press. "This is not a 'Whoops, we got the wrong people.' "

 

Photos of the gray Toyota SUV, a model known to be used by Drug Enforcement Administration agents and other U.S. embassy employees working in Mexico, showed it riddled with heavy gunfire. The U.S. embassy called the attack an "ambush."

When asked by the AP if the Mexican federal police officers involved in the shooting were tied to organized crime, the U.S. official said, "The circumstantial evidence is pretty damn strong."

 

Surveillance cameras in the area recorded two civilian vehicles chasing the U.S. embassy SUV, the Mexican official said. So far Mexican officials have said only federal police fired on the SUV.

The two CIA agents received non-life-threatening wounds and have returned to the United States. The Navy captain was uninjured and radioed the Navy for help.

 

Twelve officers have been detained in the case and are being held under a form of house arrest pending possible charges, and 51 officers have testified in the case.

 

A Mexican federal police spokesman said last month that the officers may not have noticed the diplomatic plates. The official said police focused on the unusual sight of a bulletproof sport utility vehicle traveling at high speed on a rural road, not on the car's distinctive diplomatic plates.


"I don't think we're yet in a position to say definitively who did it, who paid them and why they did it," the U.S. official said. "We have been assured repeatedly in private and in public that the government of Mexico will investigate this to the end and provide a final answer as to what occurred, and I think our posture at this stage is we take them at their word."

 

LBN:
Why is it the Mexican government is left to do the investigation, yet in the attack on Libya the Obama admin claims to have sent the FBI,who hasn't arrived yet due to security concerns, even though in both cases they should have sent the CIA??!! If it is linked to drug cartel, I wonder how many weapons used to shoot at our embassy vehicle and agents were also weapons from the botched fast&furious scandal??

 

Luckily no Americans were killed in the incident, but this is another example of the dangerous border problem and the failed leadership of the Obama administration to properly secure the border and American citizens in foreign countries. 

 

 


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Melissa Lane's comment, March 12, 2013 5:17 PM
Many agents go undercover in pursuit of digging up information on the cartels. It is a lengthy process but it is all done in order for countries like the United States to further help Mexico in their war on drugs. However, there is a certain rate of agents who enter the organized crime world and do not come out. They are overcome with the money and high stakes of the drug trade.
Melissa Lane's comment, March 12, 2013 5:19 PM
In this case two CIA agents who had succumb to the corruption were killed while in Mexico by organized crime assasins. This is just one of the many times United States agents have gone undercover, corrput or not, and ended up dead as a result.
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Obama on failed Mexico drug policy and 'Fast & Furious' debacle: "Should you 'fire' Eric Holder?" (VIDEO)

Obama on failed Mexico drug policy and 'Fast & Furious' debacle: "Should you 'fire' Eric Holder?" (VIDEO) | Influence on the US Aspect 2 | Scoop.it

Via Daily Caller:

 

Interviewers on the Spanish-language television network Univision grilled President Barack Obama about the Operation Fast and Furious scandal plaguing his administration in an interview Thursday...

 

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Melissa Lane's comment, March 12, 2013 5:04 PM
Operation Fast and Furious was put into place to allegedly track violent drug lords and their organizations in order to put a stop to illegal weapon buying. However the plan put in place by the United States has backfired and now hundreds of Mexican citizens have been killed by weapons put right into the hands of some of the world's most violent organizations.
Melissa Lane's comment, March 12, 2013 5:05 PM
There is no doubt that the drug wars in Mexico have made the United States worried, as our reactions have shown. Along with the effort put forth by our government in order to help this bordering nation.