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Analysis: Cooling down Mexico’s Hot Land

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MEXICO CITY — Boots on the ground was the easy part.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto recently sent a massive surge of military and federal police to embattled Michoacán state. The federal forces currently patrolling its cities, highways and backroads have brought a tenuous peace to a region that had faced a potential showdown between the dominant Knights Templar drug cartel and armed vigilante militias that emerged to drive the cartel off.

Now Peña Nieto must find a long-term solution…

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