Mexico elects 12 new governors on Sunday after intense campaigning that has highlighted both Mexico’s most difficult challenges and the difficulties the country’s politicians have persuading the electorate they are not part of the problem.
The proposal aims to tackle the multitude of corruption scandals swirling around Mexico’s politicians by requiring public officials to upload documentary explanations of their assets, tax returns, and potential conflicts of interests.
A government police reform proposed in the wake of police involvement in the disappearance of 43 students in 2014 seeks to eliminate municipal forces, but the problem of extreme corruption goes much deeper.
Humberto Moreira is due to appear in a Madrid court on Friday following his arrest in an investigation into money laundering that reportedly also includes evidence that he was working for the Zetas cartel.
Up to eight journalists have been killed in Mexico this year, even though the dangers to the local media have been attracting international attention for years and prompted multiple promises from the government to act.
While Mexico's security crisis draws the spotlight for the horrific violence involved, the fugitive drug lords and corrupt officials, the fact that young people make up a disproportionate number of the victims and the perpetrators is often ignored.
For some, they're a part of Mexico City's vivid cultural kaleidoscope. For others, the informal metro vendors are a nuisance to be endured.
With hundreds of unsolved disappearances, rampant extortion, frequent kidnappings, and no fewer than 14 journalists killed in the past five years, a climate of fear governs Veracruz.