The Hill: Countering Mexico’s criminal insurgency means offsetting largesse and threats

The Hill: Countering Mexico’s criminal insurgency means offsetting largesse and threats
August 5, 2020 SDC Development 2
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By TorchStone VP, Scott Stewart

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is wrapping up a three-day trip to the states of Guanajuato, Jalisco and Colima, some of the Mexican states most impacted by criminal violence. AMLO, as the president is called, undertook the trip to demonstrate his support for efforts to pacify those violence-wracked states. But with Mexico in the midst of a full-blown criminal insurgency, a presidential visit likely will do little to quell the violence. Mexico’s criminal insurgency can be solved only through a holistic counterinsurgency strategy.