Opinion

5 solutions for Mexico's drug violence and security challenges

Drug violence has made an impact in Mexico and threatens to escalate and surpass the US border. This challenge could have far-reaching consequences for Central and North American security. Unless we act now to solve these common issues, we are placing the future competitiveness and prosperity of the entire region at risk. Here are five main points of action to move forward on Mexico's security challenges.

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2. Reform the judicial process

We have to fight impunity and corruption by expediting the judicial process. It is imperative to give individuals and companies confidence in our legal system, which is now slow, unorganized, and unable to deliver justice impartially.

This can be accomplished through a more professional investigative service that increases the state’s ability to mete out justice, and by accelerating the switch to a system based on oral trials in order to have an efficient and transparent judiciary.

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