To Soothe Investors, Mexico’s Pena Nieto Must Tackle Graft

Protesters hold up posters that read in Spanish “Pena Out!” during a march to pressure the government into finding 43 missing college students, Mexico City, Nov. 20, 2014 (AP photo by Rebecca Blackwell).
Protesters hold up posters that read in Spanish “Pena Out!” during a march to pressure the government into finding 43 missing college students, Mexico City, Nov. 20, 2014 (AP photo by Rebecca Blackwell).
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Autumn has been a difficult season for Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. Public furor has erupted into sustained and sometimes violent protests over the disappearance of 43 students in the rural southwestern state of Guerrero. Long one of Mexico’s poorest, most crime-ridden and isolated states, Guerrero had not been a priority for Pena Nieto’s administration, which has focused tirelessly on promoting the image of a modern and efficient Mexico to foreign investors. But as Guerrero’s longstanding economic and security problems became headline news across the world in the past month, that crafted image of a Mexico open for business after […]

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