Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto touted to bankers in New York City recently that criminal violence had fallen sharply in Mexico, reported the Christian Science Monitor. Murders have fallen 29 percent since 2012, he said, and Mexican states bordering the United States have seen an average 40 percent fall in violent crimes.
“These results allow us to see that we are on the correct path . . . the path to diminishing levels of violence,” Peña Nieto said.
However, drug gangs continue to terrorize the country. Recently, commandos cornered a blue Chevrolet Suburban of national legislator Gabriel Gomez Michel. The next morning, the vehicle turned up in a neighboring state with two charred bodies inside. Authorities said DNA tests confirmed that Mr. Gomez and his aide, Heriberto Nunez Ramos, were the two victims.
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