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Mexico’s multiplying problems threaten Nafta talks

Tuesday, May 9, 2017


While Mexico has handled international crises well, domestic problems are another issue.

President Enrique Peña Nieto faces multiplying problems. The government appears unable to tame a spike in violence, including a 30 per cent rise in homicides and extortion and a 20 per cent increase in kidnappings.

The discovery of huge mass graves and the still unresolved disappearance of 43 students at the hands of corrupt local police and a drugs gang have sickened Mexicans. Corruption scandals involving former PRI governors have deepened public disgust, as has the saga of a mansion for Pena Nieto’s wife paid for by a government contractor.

Source: Financial Times