Mexico’s president vows to curb crime with social programmes

How Mexico’s president hopes to curb violence by investing in social programmes for the young.

Six months into his administration, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is struggling to curb a wave of violence in the country.

Lopez Obrador says he wants to fight crime with social programmes that will not only lift people out of poverty, but prevent at-risk young people and unemployed adults from ending up in organised crimes.

Al Jazeera’s Manuel Rapalo reports from Veracruz, Mexico.