Will Mexico's new president be effective against cartels?
What to expect from new leader
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- Date Nov 30, 2012
What to expect from new leader
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-- is getting ready for a changing of the guard tomorrow.
Enrique Pena and yet will become president of our neighbor to the south and you see him here meeting with the president our president earlier this week.
By the president elect will replace Felipe Calderon now wrapping up his six year term.
By the new leader might have a short honeymoon -- faces a raging drug war -- his country were the violence of the cartels is taking a terrible told on the people of Mexico and off.
People here in the United States if you facts for you here more than 57000.
People having killed.
Since the drug war started more than six years ago this comes to an average of 27 people killed every day in Mexico.
Or more than one per cent per hour.
Now this year the pace picked up more than 101000 people killed through last month or one person every forty minutes.
In addition to the murders -- Mexican government report out today says 25000.
People are still missing related to the drug -- some questions about that report but it's big news today.
And as far as drives go.
95% of cocaine used in this country comes here through Mexico that's according to the FBI.
The FBI also reports that Mexican based drug cartels are operating.
And more than 1000.
Of our cities and that was according to the latest data from 2009 to 2000 -- we want to take a closer look at all this.
-- via ground is a reporter with Fox News -- Tina she joins us by phone from Mexico City where this inauguration.
For Enrique paying eight at Kenya -- nieto is taking place largest tell us a little bit about the new president of Mexico who is he where -- -- -- -- -- What does he bring to the table.
-- -- -- In an -- -- was previously -- governor of Mexico's state which is the stake -- around the custody and is the country's most popular.
He won an election in July with 38% of their vote.
Though it's by no means majority of Mexicans that.
-- voted for him but it he does come in with a good measure of legitimacy.
And Mexicans are now on -- -- needles about what's going to transpire.
You know he he's known as the little bit in in this country is being this young charismatic.
New leader of add Mexico is a little bit of that reputation -- well Lauren.
I was reading about president Calderon it's on his way out obviously.
And how he is considered a wartime president because the war against the cartels at the Mexican government.
Has been engaged -- what is it look like for this new president will he be as -- -- Calderon did he needs to be tougher how does that situation looks like it's going to do about.
Welcome many Eagles certainly inherits the drug war from outgoing president -- -- -- that -- on.
We don't -- detailed yet on exactly what the security strategy is going to be.
But it seems that the incoming president going to focus more on the safety and security of Mexican communities.
Now what that means exactly we don't know in terms of the drug war go that -- followed.
What is known as sort of a -- -- strategy.
Trying to take down top boxes.
He -- That the strategy has worked in the -- -- the administration was able to capture 25 at 37 kingpin.
But it it and it -- away created more and more violence for the Mexican people.
-- -- yet though has simply said that he wants to lower homicide rate and lower portion and kidnapping rape and.
Country confusing to some questions ahead and it's an interesting story we'll continue to follow.
Lauren thank you very much our colleague from Fox News Latino for more on the issue of Mexican drug violence and the coverage of the inauguration this new president as well.
I you can check it out at Fox -- -- -- dot com throughout this weekend.