A scholar and expert on Latin America says there are concerns that Mexico’s newly elected president might be softer on the drug cartels than Felipe Calderon, whose administration has been plagued by violence.
Enrique Peña Nieto’s election means the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) is back in power after 12 years. Ray Walser, a senior policy analyst on Latin America for The Heritage Foundation, says the PRI, which dominated power for most of the 20th century until the year 2000, has had a history of corruption.
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“In general terms, the return of the PRI is not seen as really good news here in the United States,” Walser explains. “However, the argument is — and this is one that the winner of the election, Mr. Peña Nieto, will make — it’s not the same Mexico; it’s not the same PRI.”
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