Jul 1, 2011
Crime and politics in Mexico: A turning tide
As the presidential election in Mexico approaches, a look at the developing politcal reverberations of the drug war
Crime and politics in Mexico: A turning tide | The Economist: "The restless mood of voters comes as Mexico begins its countdown to a presidential election next summer. The race will unofficially begin on July 3rd, when three states elect new governors. The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which ruled the country for 71 years until 2000, is expected to win all of them, boosting its hopes of retaking the presidency. A convincing victory in Mexico state, the country’s most populous, would be particularly valuable to the PRI. The departing governor, Enrique Peña Nieto, is almost certain to be its presidential candidate, and he will need a clean handover on his home turf."