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Mexican president unifies police command

Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Friday named a single commander for two federal police agencies and appointed a former peace negotiator with the Zapatista rebels as head of Indian affairs. Ardelio Vargas, previously chief of staff at the Federal Preventative Police, was named as commissioner of both that force and the Federal Investigative Agency. The preventative force is largely used to police riots and for routine patrols, while the investigative force probes and puts together criminal cases. Many experts argue it would be better to have a single agency that does both. Full Story

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