Arrest of former Tijuana mayor: Putting crime in the 'freezer'?
- June 6, 2011
- An op-ed by Nathan Jones, political science graduate student, is featured in In Sight June 5, 2011
From In Sight:
Depending on your perspective, the arrest of former Tijuana mayor Jorge Hank Rhon on June 4 can be seen as a step forward for Mexico's battle against organized crime or a step backwards for Mexico's political process. Hank, a member of Institutional Revolutionary Party (Partido Revolucionario Institucional - PRI), was arrested with ten of his bodyguards by the Mexican Army and charged for the illegal possession 88 guns and more than 9,000 rounds of ammunition, the army said in a statement. The suspect was taken in a Hercules transport plane to Mexico City to face the charges.
[About the author: Nathan Jones is a PhD candidate at the University of California Irvine. He's currently doing field work in Tijuana, Mexico.]
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