The new President Elect wants to have a Colombia-style amnesty and truce with the cartels and to withdraw the military from all enforcement. The Mexican military has struck virtually every telling blow so far in the struggle against the Narco-Terrorists. Lopez Obrador is confusing Organized Crime/Narco-Terrorism with an insurgency.
This is going to be a disaster. They won't stop killing each other, and anyone else they wish, regardless of what the government offers or promises them. The incoming administration is also, in some bizarre and misguided way, depicting this all as a drug dependency issue, and that they can fix it with legalization and rehab. You can't reform murderous, psychopathic drug traffickers, hitmen and kidnappers through rehab.
It's staggering that they blame Calderon for declaring a shooting war against the cartels. "Maybe we should just be nice and tolerant towards them and they'll stop dumping bodies in the street", is not an adult strategy.
Calderon was the only courageous president they have had in decades. I didn't care for a lot of his politics, but he had the stones to do the right thing to fight the Cartels, who are absolutely destroying Mexico.
What Mexico really needs is a 2nd Amendment, so that the citizenry is not afraid of the Cartels, and can defend themselves, but politically they vilify firearms possession. Barring another revolution, there is very little hope that Mexican citizenry, who are the real victims here, will ever be allowed the right to bear arms.