Mexico’s Army in Deep Crisis

Posted on December 13, 2015 • Filed under: Corruption, Crime, Mexico, Police/Military Activity

Three out of 10 fail confidence, honesty assessments reported the Mexican Army is in deep crisis. The Tlatlaya case and the disappearance of the normal school of Ayotzinapa have questioned the efficiency of military security tasks. We now know that in their internal evaluations have not been as successful. In the last decade three of every 10 soldiers who aspire to assume senior positions in the Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA) have failed fitness tests.

Testing, control and confidence calls are similar to those made ​​by thousands of police in Mexico . They were instituted by the previous government of Felipe Calderon (2006-2012) in an attempt to purge the local forces corroded by corruption, inefficiency and lack of resources. The tests were made mandatory for the military since December 2004, but the Department of Defense began to record the results in late 2006. Since then, 30,152 troops have been assessed, and 10,001 have failed, 32.7%, reveals a report Defense obtained by the transparency law. Read Article

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