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Leading Mexican Presidential Candidate Puts Himself At Heart Of Security Plan

The left-wing frontrunner to win this year’s Mexican presidential election said on Thursday that he would personally take a central role in restoring order after years of violence that has claimed tens of thousands of lives, Reuters reports. Sketching out his plans to end the bloodletting, former Mexico City mayor and presidential contender Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador presented a team of security advisers that drew both on previous governments and the private sector. He said he wanted to create more opportunities for the rural population in order to discourage crime, adding that the military-led approach in place for the past 11 years needed to end.“You can’t fight fire with fire.” – Andres…