FROM THE OCTOBER 21, 2014 ISSUE
Is Mexico Losing the Fight Against Graft?
The Mexican city of Iguala in Guerrero state has made headlines lately after 43 students went missing there and several local police officers were detained in connection with the disappearances. The incident was among a series of recent events that have again raised concerns about human rights, corruption and violence in Mexico. How is well President Enrique Peña Nieto's government handling these issues, and what more should it be doing? What needs to be done to prevent future human rights violations like those alleged in Iguala? In historical terms, is Mexico's human rights situation today worse than in the past?
Nicolás Mariscal, member of the Advisor board and chairman of Grupo Marhnos in Mexico City: "The murders in Iguala are a crime against humanity. The president has declared that the act is unacceptable. An outrage. On Oct. 3, the federal government received an order to take precautionary measures issued by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Beyond justice in this case, the underlying challenge is how..." MORE
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