Paul Imison

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Narco Ties, Embezzlement, and Topless Models: It's Election Season in Mexico

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.
Paul Imison
6.3.16
americas

Mexico's Ruling Party Cries 'Witch Hunt' at Landmark Anti-Corruption Bill

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.
Paul Imison
4.29.16
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Mexico's Efforts to Tackle Police Corruption Keep Failing

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.
Paul Imison
3.21.16
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Spain’s Arrest of an Allegedly Corrupt Mexican Governor Highlights Impunity in Mexico

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.
Paul Imison
1.21.16
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Mexican Journalists Are Still Being Killed Despite Promises of Protection

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.
Paul Imison
12.12.15
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These Former Gang Members are Fighting to Keep Young Mexicans out of Cartel Life

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.
Paul Imison
11.11.15
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Need a Mixtape? The Harsh Times Facing Mexico City’s Informal Subway Vendors

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.
Paul Imison
9.18.15
mexico

How Veracruz Became the Most Dangerous State in Mexico for Journalists

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.
Paul Imison
8.17.15