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Six police die in shootout in northern Mexico

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The attackers wielded high-caliber guns and rode aboard 10 armored trucks in the 3 a.m. ambush on Sunday close to the U.S.-Mexico border, the Nuevo Leon security ministry said.

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador inherited a nation reeling from a high murder rate and has struggled to rein in entrenched gang violence.

That's not a gang, that's an army.

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The president's policy of giving hugs instead of fighting criminals is having a deeply negative effect on Mexico, but the population seems happy enough with this to re-elect him, I guess these kind of things are just a consequence of the will of the people.

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The president's policy of giving hugs instead of fighting criminals is having a deeply negative effect on Mexico, but the population seems happy enough with this to re-elect him, I guess these kind of things are just a consequence of the will of the people.

Mexican Presidents only serve one term of office. He previously served as Mayor of Mexico City.

Tell us if his predecessors policies worked any better? The problem is demand driven, primarily the voracious appetite for drugs in the US.

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The war on drugs is an even bigger failure for America than Vietnam and Iraq were.

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That's not a gang, that's an army.

funded in large part by US drug users. I would much rather keep those $ at home.

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Tell us if his predecessors policies worked any better? 

according to the number of homicides they did.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/714135/mexico-homicide-by-presidential-term/

Official data says there have been 122,000 murders in his presidency, so he already did worse than all his predecessors except the last, and he is projected to surpass him in the time he has left.

Probably nobody expected him to solve the problem, but since he promised to do it people surely did not expect the problem to become worse under him.

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