Criminal Cartels and Rule of Law in Mexico
Los cárteles criminales y el Estado de Derecho en México
The International Crisis Group published a new report on 'criminal cartels' in Mexico. The report Peña Nieto’s Challenge: Criminal Cartels and Rule of Law in Mexico, is the International Crisis Group's first report on Mexico, a country with the world’s fourteenth largest economy with one of the globe's worst cases of deadly criminal violence. With a dateline of Mexico City/Bogotá/Brussels |19 Mar 2013 the report (Latin America Report N°48) states that "Mexico must build an effective police and justice system, as well as implement comprehensive social programs, if it is to escape the extraordinary violence triggered by the country’s destructive cartels in extortion, kidnapping and control of transnational crime." The full report is found at: http://www.crisisgroup.org/~/media/Files/latin-america/mexico/048-pena-nietos-challenge-criminal-cartels-and-rule-of-law-in-mexico.pdf. A media brief on the report is found here. An executive summary is found here. An executive summary in Spanish—Los cárteles criminales y el Estado de Derecho en México—is also available.