02/06/2008

Mexico cracks down on police corruption

By Chris Hawley and Sergio Solache
THE USA TODAY

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's federal government and army are intervening in local police forces to purge their ranks of corrupt officers as part of President Felipe Calderon's broad crackdown on drug trafficking.

Similar initiatives to clean up Mexico's police have failed in the past, although Calderon has earned strong...
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