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Subject: Spinning With Mexico's New Gendarmes
SYSOP    1/9/2013 7:47:38 PM
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smitty237    Where's the need?   1/23/2013 1:10:40 PM
Exactly what national defense will the Mexican military need to focus on with the creation of a gendarme?  The United States military isn't going to invade anytime soon, and Guatemala presents no threat, so that really only leaves the Mexican military with handling internal security.  The military has taken a prominent role in handling a couple of rebel uprisings, and has taken a lead role in taking on the drug cartels, but what other role do they have?  This whole gendarme thing sounds like a huge jobs program where you create another armed internal force that will be loyal to the government and subject to the same corruption that has dogged the Federal Police. 
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