President Calderón travelled to Juárez to unveil a new security initiative for the troubled city. His speech outlined a four point program: reinforce the security presence in the city (including reversing plans announced last month to redeploy the military from the city to rural areas of Chihuahua); cleaning up the local police and municipal authorities; new social programs to fight poverty, provide better local medical care (including addiction services), and more schools and athletic facilities; and increasing citizen participation. He was accompanied by first lady Margarita Zavala, Gómez Mont, Chihuahua governor José Reyes Baeza, Juarez mayor José Reyes Ferriz, and six other cabinet secretaries. Subsequently, the President announced he would return this week to followup on the initiatives. (Reforma 2/11)
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