Mexico to create new force to fight cartels

Newly elected president promises to form new national police force to check drug-related violence.

    One of the top priorities for Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexico's new president, is tackling violence.

    His predecessor tried going after the leaders of drug cartels, but that had only limited success.

    Now Pena Nieto's promising to employ a new strategy, by creating a new national police force made up of former military troops.

    Al Jazeera's Rachel Levin reports from Mexico City.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Women under ISIL: The wives

    Women under ISIL: The wives

    Women married to ISIL fighters share accounts of being made to watch executions and strap explosives to other women.

    Diplomats for sale: How an ambassadorship was bought and lost

    Diplomats for sale: How an ambassadorship was bought and lost

    The story of Ali Reza Monfared, the Iranian who tried to buy diplomatic immunity after embezzling millions of dollars.

    Crisis of Aboriginal women in prison in Australia

    Crisis of Aboriginal women in prison in Australia

    Aboriginal women are the largest cohort of prisoners in Australia, despite making up only 2 percent of the population.