world-news

General takes charge of public safety in Mexican state

Mexico City, May 17 : A general in the Mexican army was sworn-in Thursday as public safety secretary in the western state of Michoacan, which is home to several powerful criminal organizations and a growing vigilante movement.


Maj. Gen. Alberto Reyes Vaca will have command of the state police and of federal security forces stationed in Michoacan.

The state's new public safety chief vowed to confront the challenges facing Michoacan and to ensure that the forces under his direction act within the law.

He called on citizens to develop a culture of reporting crimes, insisting that the best mechanism "to inhibit crime is social rejection of illegality".

Besides better police, "security requires better parents, responsible teachers and honest citizens who put their trust in social co-responsibility", Reyes Vaca said.

Michoacan is wracked by clashes among criminal organizations and between the gangsters and armed self-defense groups.

--IANS (Posted on 17-05-2013)

world-news headlines

Ban sends condolences over ferry sinking victims

Krakow's Olympic bid committee appoints new head

Dynamo Kiev coach Blokhin resigns

FC Utrecht coach Wouters to leave club

Future doesn't change with one defeat: Barcelona coach

Quake hits southern Iran

Kenya bid for 2017 World Youth Athletics Championships

Israel frees three out of five Lebanese detainees

'Oil slick not related to missing Malaysian jet'

Jourdan Dunn new face of Maybelline New York

Seven killed in two bus accidents in Thailand

Pakistan urges Afghanistan, NATO to strengthen border management

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top