El presidente mexicano, Peña Nieto, declara que su gobierno se gastará miles de millones de pesos en programas sociales para evitar que los jóvenes se unan a organizaciones delictivas en las zonas más violentas del país. Más información, en inglés, está disponible abajo.

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Mexico's new administration has offered the first details of its new strategy in the country's war on drugs, saying the government will spend $9.2bn (£5.9bn) this year on social programmes to keep young people from joining criminal organisations in the 251 most violent towns and neighbourhoods across the country.

The government will flood those areas with spending on programmes ranging from road building to increasing school hours, President Enrique Peña Nieto and Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, the interior secretary, told an audience in the central state of Aguascalientes.

Analysts said the strategy, to be carried out by nine federal departments co-ordinated by a new Interagency Commission for the Prevention of Violence and Criminality, marked an important change in tone but not necessarily in the day-to-day reality of Mexico's battle against drug cartels.

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