Incoming Mexican president to seek negotiated peace in drug war

Lopez Obrador wants to rewrite the rules of the drug war
Reuters (UK)
Friday, July 6, 2018

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s transition team unveiled a plan to shake up the fight against crime, including reduced jail time but stiffer controls on weapons, as the country reels from a militarized drug war. The concept of “transitional justice” is part of the incoming government’s integral security strategy, Olga Sanchez, Lopez Obrador’s proposed interior minister, told Reuters in an interview before her team unveiled the plan. Sanchez had said the new administration, which takes office on Dec. 1, would move fast to reconsider drug policies and use of the military that, despite toppling some high-profile kingpins, failed to prevent more than 200,000 murders since first adopted in 2006.