Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Turning the Ni-Nis into Soldiers

César Duarte has a plan to incorporate the ni-nis in his state --the youths who neither work nor study and are thought to be prime recruiting grounds for organized crime-- into the army. This is conceptually pretty clever, but also a bit dangerous--giving this cohort weapons training and putting them into situations where they are in close contact with organized crime could just encourage desertion and/or future criminality.

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