Thursday, March 18, 2010
The Gringos are Coming
Obama Administration heavyweights Hillary Clinton, Robert Gates, Janet Napolitano, Dennis Blair will be visiting Mexico next week to discuss the Mérida Initiative and other security matters. Given the murders in Juárez, the recent upsurge in official American commentary on Mexico's security policy, and the consequent frustration in Mexico with said commentary, this could be more heated than the typical bilateral meeting. I'd guess not, though, or at least not in any way that will be reported. More likely, we'll have a mild restructuring of the Mérida money away from hardware.