Monday, August 29, 2011

The Plan in Monterrey

Bajo Reserva says that the Federal Police strategy in Monterrey --which includes special units for extortion and kidnapping, "dynamic patrols" (??), checkpoints, and a tactical analysis center-- will be based on that of Juárez, though the Monterrey plan will have a new zero-tolerance element. The number of murders has dropped a great deal since the Federal Police replaced the army in 2010, though its not clear that the Federal Police deployment was the decisive factor (as opposed to the harder-to-discern dynamics of the local criminal groups), nor that the drop will endure.

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