The real consequences of ingenious policies (warning: humor lurking).
Toxic mix: plunging oil price, soaring debt, itchy hot money, and public rage.
Out-of-money date is April. Fears that chaos will “lead to barbarity and people looting.”
The bloodletting is spreading.
It’ll take more than tape to fix the lives it chews up.
The government blames the nationwide protests on groups seeking to “destabilize the country” and undermine the “reform agenda.” But in this militarized, corrupt society, the risk of escalation of violence is immense.
And how his downfall is mirrored in Brazil’s current troubles.
President Enrique Peña Nieto can no longer keep up the pretense that things are on the up – not since the disappearance of 43 trainee teachers from Iguala.
Resistance not only from certain quarters of the largely disenfranchised public but also from the least likely national governments.
It makes an already terrible situation a lot worse.