The agreements included [in the Mérida Initiative], he said, will permit the elimination of officials connected to corruption and the possible protection of the cartels, but they will also establish new areas of responsibility and the need to make the actions of each judicial department more transparent...So were those removed from their positions allegedly corrupt or inefficient? It remains unclear.
"We know that their exist officials in the Mexican government who have been threatened by drug traffickers, but we also know of complaints about performance, which is why the restructuring will allow the improvement of civilian judicial institutions," detailed another State Department official consulted on the matter.
Monday, August 4, 2008
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El Universal is reporting that the recent reorganization in the highest levels of Mexico's law enforcement bureaucracy is the result of American conditions under the Mérida Initiative.