President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has pledged to decrease violence when he comes into office but the factors compounding the volatility in Mexico may make it a hard task to shoulder.
Over the last decade violence has surged across Mexico after the former president Felipe Calderon's declared war against the country's powerful drug cartels in late 2006.
US Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly says mass roundups won't be carried out, but the US government will be focusing on "criminal offenders first."
Pressure on Mexico's government is mounting, with corruption scandals and the visit of controversial US presidential hopeful Donald Trump adding to public discontent.
Residents on both sides of the US-Mexico border balk at Trump's visit to Mexico at the behest of Enrique Pena Nieto, the embattled Mexican president
The Republican presidential nominee's surprise visit to Mexico comes just ahead of his much-anticipated speech on immigration.
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