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Real News From The Blaze' What Does New Mexican President Mean for Drug War and U.S.


The charismatic Enrique Pena Nieto is projected to be the next president of Mexico after a preliminary vote count Sunday showed victory for the candidate of the PRI party, that will return to power after being voted out in 2000 following 71 autocratic years in power.  With over 55,000 people that have died due to drug-related--and often horrific--violence in Mexico since 2006,78 percent of people in Mexico still want to increase or maintain the fight against organized crime, with only 45 percent saying they believe a ceasefire with the drug dealers would reduce violence.

With the violent drug war in Mexico knocking on America's door threatening the economic and physical security of both nations, what should be expected for diplomatic relations with the U.S. following a change in power in Mexico? Juan Carlos Hidalgo of the Cato Institute joined "Real News" Monday to discuss this, as well as what domestic security measures could we expect from Pena Nieto. Should we expect a change in policy with Pena Nieto from his predecessor Felipe Calderon? Watch a clip below:

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