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12 Feb 2013 | Video

Reforming the Ranks: Assessing Police Reform Efforts in Mexico

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has announced widespread changes to Mexico’s federal security forces, including placing the federal police under the direction of the Ministry of the Interior and creating a national gendarmerie, which will be made up of approximately 10,000 soldiers at its inception.

On February 12, WOLA partnered with the Wilson Center to host an expert panel discussion that examined the progress that has already been made to reform Mexico’s federal police forces, as well as the long-standing challenges that remain, particularly in the area of police accountability.

You can view the full event here, or visit the Wilson Center’s website.