Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto made several bold promises while on the campaign trail in 2012 on how he would improve citizen security, including the unofficial claim that his administration would cut violence by 50% during his first year in office. With the administration’s first year complete, we asked two expert observers to provide analysis and context on what has transpired and to provide insight on the outlook moving forward.
About the Guests
Alejandro Hope is Director of Security Policy for the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (IMCO).
John Bailey is a Professor with the Department of Government and School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is also Director of the university’s Mexico Project.