EPN’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day/Month

The news from Mexico has certainly taken a turn for the worse in recent weeks.  While not so popular at home, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has been a darling in international circles for his willingness to take on controversial reform, especially in the case of privatizing Pemex.  Media headlines tended to be dominated by his bold reforms and the optimistic future of Mexico.

This week, however, I saw my first “Mexico as a failed state” headline in a couple of years and it’s not hard to see why.  Here’s a sampling of some horrible news coming out of Mexico right now:

Mass Graves Dot Hillsides Around Iguala as Search for Missing Students Continues

Mexican Military Executed at Least 12, Federal Panel Says

Criminals Turn to Metal Theft as Mexico Underworld Fragments

US Police Corrupted by Mexico’s Cartels Along Border

 

No wonder we are seeing protests that look like this:

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