President Enrique Peña Nieto inaugurated the12th Motorized Cavalry Regiment  facilities and the Military Housing Unit in the state of Coahuila.

Through coordination between the authorities, the use of information systems and strategic planning, significant progress has been made in security.

They are also a supportive arm in building infrastructure works or engaging in reconstruction work to cope with natural disasters.

Security gains

- Strategic blows have been struck to weaken the structure of the criminal organizations that do most harm to Mexicans.

- Nationwide, there have been significant reductions in the number of intentional homicides and kidnappings, and extortion.

- To date, 100 of the 122 key objectives have been neutralized, most without firing a shot.

- In particular, in Coahuila, in full coordination with state authorities, in the first five months of 2016, intentional homicides and burglaries have fell by 60 percent, while highway robberies have decreased by 92 percent compared with the same period in 2012.

- To ensure that the Mexican Army has a greater capacity for territorial deployment, this administration has built nine barracks, in various states of the country, with an investment of over two billion pesos.

- In Coahuila, two barracks have been inaugurated during this administration: that of the 105th Infantry Battalion, in the municipality of Frontera and the Twelfth Motorized Cavalry Regiment facilities, inaugurated today.

- In total, during this administration, eight new military facilities will have been built in the State of Coahuila, with an investment of 600 million pesos.

“Although we still have major challenges to overcome in certain specific areas of our country, Mexico has the institutional support of its armed forces.

The message is clear: the Mexican government will not take a single step back in this key objective of providing security and tranquility for Mexican families”: EPN