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Economy matters as much as security to Mexico voters

Monday, June 11, 2012

As Mexico's presidential race enters its home stretch towards the vote on 1 July, the issue of drug-related violence has not, as widely expected, dominated the campaign.

Mexican economic growth has remained mired in the range of 2.5 percent per year, and with around 30 percent of the Mexican population living in extreme poverty.

The failures of successive administrations to fix Mexico's economic woes are reflected in opinion polls that show Mexicans are just as concerned about the economy as they are about public security and drug violence.

Source: BBC