Mexico and the US enter new security agreement

The governments of Mexico and the United States (EU) signed a new security agreement yesterday.

The Mexican Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrard, said that this leaves the Merida Initiative behind and enters a stage that incorporates a more comprehensive approach to the security issue, but also to healthy and safe communities.

The difference, he explained, is that now they will not focus on capturing kingpins.

The Bicentennial Understanding on Safety, Public Health and Safe Communities is based on three pillars: protecting people with an investment in public health, preventing cross-border crime . . .

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