Missing From Pena Nieto’s Reforms for Mexico: Corruption

Demonstrators protest the disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa, Mexico City, Nov. 16, 2014 (AP photo by Marco Ugarte).
Protesters stand next to six mock coffins, representing those who died in a police attack in Guerrero state, as they demonstrate outside the National Palace in Mexico City, Nov. 1, 2014 (AP photo by Marco Ugarte).
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In the months after Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto took office almost two years ago, he impressed even the skeptics with his dynamism, tackling the seemingly immovable forces that had been blocking his country’s progress. For a time it seemed as if the new administration was about to usher in Mexico’s long-awaited revolution, one that vowed to replace poverty and hopelessness with a sense of equality and a measure of social justice, even if he was crafting that transformation through legislation rather than Molotov cocktails. Now, however, that impression has been shattered. Outraged Mexicans have been throwing real Molotov cocktails […]

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