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Peña playing weak defense on Guerrero

GuerreroThe appalling level of violence, corruption and impunity in the state of Guerrero was outed last year, and with very little resolved in the case of the 43 students kidnapped and disappeared, protests over the government’s inaction are now out of hand. When the story of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa made headlines around the world, President Enrique Peña Nieto’s tepid-to-none response suggested that either 1) he really didn’t care, or 2) he just didn’t have any idea of how to respond. Now, as gangs of armed civilians absolutely run amok in the state, it is more than clear that the government led by Peña really has no idea what to do, they appear to be helpless, and they also still may not care. That’s how bad this is. Continue reading Peña playing weak defense on Guerrero

Guerrero mayhem rains on Mexican Moment parade

LightningMexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto must be getting that “I hate when that happens” feeling right about now. Just when he was starting to get some real traction in international media on the ‘Mexico rides energy reform to emerging market stardom’ theme, suddenly we’re back to hair-raising headlines trumpeting massacres and mass executions. During his nearly two years in office, Mr. Peña has worked very hard to overcome the image of Mexico as a scary, violent place and replace it with tales of middle class growth and a gleaming economic future. Unfortunately, the president has not worked nearly as hard on addressing the underlying causes and circumstances of the eye-popping violence that continues to land Mexico in worldwide news coverage. Continue reading Guerrero mayhem rains on Mexican Moment parade