The Financial Times says AMLO’s fight against crime is stalling


Mexican President’s Fight Against Criminal Impunity Stalls

President López Obrador vowed to combat unsolved crimes, but most complaints still go uninvestigated and Mexico’s attorney general is facing public scrutiny.

Earlier: In August, gunmen from some of Mexico’s most violent drug cartels rampaged through several cities, leaving residents homebound and prompting the government to deploy troops.

MEXICO CITY—President Andrés Manuel López Obrador rose to power promising to fight corruption, crime and impunity, but four years into his tenure most crimes remain uninvestigated and the country’s attorney general faces public criticism that he has stalled on high-profile cases.


Mexican prosecutors investigated and took legal action on 4.4% of reported federal crimes in 2020, compared with 5.4% in 2018, according to an analysis of federal government data conducted by México Evalúa, a nonpartisan think tank partially funded by the U.S. and Canadian governments.

Click here to read the complete original article By Juan Montes in the Financial Times

Source: Financial Times

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