Wednesday, January 26, 2011

More Troops in Mexico City

The Mexican military is continuing its recent pattern of working in the Mexico City area, with a third straight day of armed forces activity in DF neighborhoods. Recent reports have said that the army and the Marines are looking for Zetas. Basically forever, or at the very least for the past several years, big-time Mexican gangs limited their disputes in the capital basically the airport, and as a result, federal deployments were rare. If this were to change, it could alter the opinions of a lot of influential people in Mexico City on public security. I'm not sure how, exactly, but actually seeing military convoys and changing daily routines because of frequent gunfights and the like would make the issue less remote and more difficult to brush off as strictly a problem in the North.

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