Pope Francis has had some harsh words for Mexico's political and church establishment in the first two days of his six-day visit to the world's second most populous country that is beset by social and security woes.
Scenes from the huge demonstration in central Mexico City on the one-year anniversary of the mass disappearance of 43 young men from the Ayotzinapa Normal School.
Probably not. Two million Mexicans have entered the ranks of the extremely poor under President Enrique Peña Nieto, who canceled tonight's National Palace gala for Mexico's Independence Day.
Four months after the Ayotzinapa Normal School students were "disappeared," authorities offered no conclusive proof all 43 young men were incinerated at a dump, but also asked the public to move on.
While a crowd torched the door of Mexico's National Palace on Saturday, police rounded up innocent bystanders several blocks away from the scene of the blaze.
The government literally had to pay people to attend, small children received pat-downs, and protestors blocked the arrival of one of the president's daughters.