Friday, February 4, 2011
More Money for Juárez and Chihuahua
José Francisco Blake and César Duarte have crossed party and governmental lines to dump a huge chunk of cash on Chihuahua for security concerns. The roughly $45 million also includes $8 million or so for the creation of an elite police force to operate in Juárez. We'll see if any of this has an appreciable impact (skepticism: warranted), but politically speaking, despite the fact that such moves are a win-win situation, you see very little of these shows of mutual effort from different levels of government.