The Growing Crisis in Mexico: Disappearing Students, the Rule of Law, and President Enrique Peña Nieto

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Guests: Tracy Wilkinson and Duncan Wood

On September 26th, 43 college students went missing in Iguala, Mexico. They were last seeing being ushered away by police and authorities suspect that they were handed over to drug gangs and brutally murdered. Their disappearance and the ensuing frustration over corruption and how the police have responded has led to widespread protests. In this hour of Radio Times, TRACY WILKINSON, Mexico bureau chief for The Los Angeles Times, and DUNCAN WOOD, director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, join us to discuss the latest news from Mexico including the growing crisis in the country, the rule of law (or lack thereof), and the differences in the way in which foreigners and Mexicans perceive President Enrique Peña Nieto’s tenure. We’ll also discuss some good news coming out of the country including the rise of Mexico’s economy and its prospects in the energy sector.

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