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06/22/2013

Turning the corner in Monterrey

The industrial hub of Monterrey and the surrounding state of Nuevo Leon seem to be turning the corner against runaway violence. In a meeting last month with some foreign correspondents, Nuevo Leon Gov. Rodrigo Medina outlined the policies that are the focus of this interesting video from The Economist. In the meeting, Medina noted the sharp reduction in carjackings in the state. He said they'd fallen from around 70 per day to a little above 10. The video offers different figures but I think it refers just to the city of Monterrey, home to many of Mexico's largest companies. The video says some citizens who'd fled the city for Texas are coming back, which would be a helpful trend for Mexico.

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pink schnoid

ha!...that woman's voiceover is like she is telling a fairy tale!

good for Monterrey, good luck to La Fuerza Civil, but it seems unlikely that the private sector can sustain them for long....and I cannot see many people coming forth and divulging things to this guy's intermediary/liason business

I do not know anybody in any social sphere where I live that calls the police when they are in trouble...nobody

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