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.
When you conduct your financial affairs as loosey-goosey as Argentina, no one will lend you money. Then – gracias a Dios! – you’re forced into solvency.
Peña Nieto’s government excels at selling its message abroad and controlling its PR with an iron fist. But at home, reality is not so great.
If you saw Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s Cadena Nacional, her state of the nation address, you’re likely wondering what the hell that was.
Mexico is subject to the whims of oligopolies run by a small coterie of hyper-connected individuals who now effectively own the country.