Vela Urges U.S. Support for Mexican Security Plan

BROWNSVILLE — Arguing that the U.S. must throw its full support behind a controversial military deployment in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas, a Brownsville congressman says the bloodshed there is a “crisis” for America as well.

But some analysts have doubts about the security plan, saying that the Mexican government’s strategy lacks specifics on weeding out corruption and sustaining peace once the federal forces quell the unrest and leave.

Last week in Reynosa, Mexico’s secretary of the interior, Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, unveiled the federal government’s plan to increase security in Tamaulipas following a rash of violence. The ...

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