Plan to Train Mexican Officers is Slow to Start

In August, the Webb County Sheriff's Office hailed a new cross-border training agreement endorsed by the U.S. State Department as a step toward helping Mexican law enforcement agencies beef up their ranks. But six months later, little more than initial planning has taken place.

Webb County officers won’t characterize the state of affairs as a stalemate, but instead as a byproduct of the climate surrounding this year’s Mexican elections and the memories of public corruption in Mexico.

“Just like we do on this side, when we’re looking at the possibility of a new president being elected, things move ...

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