A Crime Solved Sparks Outrage in Mexico

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Outrage over corruption in Mexico reached new heights this weekend, after authorities announced that drug-gang hitmen had confessed to murdering 43 students who went missing in September. The drug cartel members say they were acting in collusion with police under orders from the mayor of Iguala, in the state of Guerrero, and his wife. Over the weekend demonstrators set fire to the doors of the National Palace in Mexico City and on Monday they blocked access to Acapulco Airport. The brutality of this story has brought to a head Mexicans’ frustrations with and outrage at President Enrique Peña Nieto’s failure to stem narco-violence and rampant corruption in the nation’s criminal justice system. 

Credits

Guests:
Eric Martin - Bloomberg News - @EMPosts, Javier Aceves - BuzzFeed Mexico - @elbaxter, John Ackerman - National Autonomous University of Mexico - @JohnMAckerman, Ana María Salazar Slack - Grupo Salazar - @AMSalazar

Host:
Barbara Bogaev

Producers:
Claire Martin, Gideon Brower