Mexico changes stance in drug war – but little difference seen from Calderón

Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto talks of end to military crackdown against drug cartels that has left up to 100,000 dead
The Guardian (UK)
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Mexico's new president has outlined a security strategy aimed at reducing drug war-related violence that, rhetorically at least, contrasts starkly with the emphasis his predecessor placed on using force to go after the cartels. For all the changes of tone, however, it remains unclear how different the strategy will be on the ground, aside, perhaps, from more funds dedicated to social projects aimed at disadvantaged youths at risk of being sucked into organised crime.