Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a BCS Noticias article
[ Subject Matter: USA State Dept, BCS State Government
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Reporter: Ivan Gaxiola
La Paz, BCS. The Governor of Baja California Sur, Carlos Mendoza Davis, reported that he has sought the help of the State Dept of the United States to combat crime in the peninsular, he also said that the collaboration could include " equipment and infrastructure, until we have the capacity and the learning".
"We have made an invitation, and I hope it will materialize in the next few days, in order for the people of the State Dept, set up in Mexico, they can come here and get to know us, carry out a revision and diagnostic, and supervise and see where, we can inside of the points of the Merida Initiative, well, to synergize in order to be able to receive and give support and security in Baja California Sur ", said the Governor.
Mendoza Davis considered that the American intervention does not violate State or National Sovereignty, and also said that he does not know exactly when the work will be carried out with the United States nor in precise terms what that will be.
They will say when they arrive, it is at our invitation, and because I hope that they may soon be here. I have no issue with them coming, for it is they who will have to tell us where there are areas of opportunity where they can help us, but yes it includes equipment and infrastructure, and training and learning topics.
Finally to accept that the level of crime, which had increased in the previous year, but has reduced this year to date, the Governor said that this was not a victory but a first effort.
"We don't count this as a victory, this is not a fight of fifteen days, this is medium to long term in order to strengthen our institutions, our police, our preventative, ministerial police, the municipal police forces and coordination with the Federal Government", he concluded.
Original article in Spanish at BCS Noticias