Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Minister of Governance Fernando Gomez Mont Rumored to Be Replaced

Rumors spread in Mexico today that Minister of Governance Fernando Gomez Mont (see article and photo below) will be replaced. The name most people mention as a likely replacement is José Francisco Blake, who is currently the state Secretary of Governance in Baja California. Rumor also has it Gerardo Ruiz Mateos, Secretary of the Economy, will be replaced as well.

By virtually any measurement the strategy of containment of drug-related violence in Mexico has failed during the present administration of President Felipe Calderon. Gomez Mont was one of the architects of this strategy.

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