Mexico And The War Against Corruption?

Public outrage over corruption helped put Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador into office, but his campaign to clean up the country’s government hasn’t started well. If he means to keep his promise to voters, he needs to change his approach. To be sure, López Obrador inherited a rotten system. His predecessor Enrique Peña Nieto was an energetic economic reformer, but did little to combat official corruption. During his term, the country’s ranking in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index dropped some 30 places, to 135th. The World Bank now ranks Mexico as one of the world’s most corrupt countries.López Obrador ran for office pledging “zero tolerance.” To prove he’s serious, he took a 60 percent pay cut, put the presidential jet up for sale, turned the presidential residence into a museum, and asked to be driven to work in a Volkswagen Jetta. López Obrador has made no secret of his disdain for civil society, Mexico’s most potent anti-corruption force in recent years. He should embrace them as allies. Failing that, the recently signed trade agreement replacing Nafta might help. It has strong anti-corruption provisions (copied from the Trans-Pacific Partnership that the U.S. unwisely abandoned), which could give civil-society organizations legal standing to pursue complaints that the government might prefer to ignore....

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2018-12-24/mexico-amlo-s-approach-to-fighting-corruption-needs-improvement

 

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Did he promise something about war against narco cartels?

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Mexico doesn’t know how to hide their corruption too well, indeed they don’t care to hide it. And drug gangs and state level of corruption are stronger than government.It's a way of life there

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Would like to know some examples of corruption in Mexico .

Occassionally , there is some sort of corruption reported in Western Societies , like monopols , price cartells , bribary of public servants to receive contracts and orders .

 

Corruption likely has several faces . In a global economic system , that will always rescue nations and banks , money does not vanish , and therefore is desireable to have . It is a misinterpretion of the Gospels , and there is written , that the unduly servant should have brought the money to the exchequers to gain yield and interest , and therefore the one , who has , will receive even more , will be given .

The complaints about corruption are greed,  too , since the psychological feeling of being betrayed and robbed of own opportunity by people using corruption to achieve their goals , needs to be substituted .

 

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I do not consider Mexico to be a country anymore.

It has a government,  and regular elections.

But the drug cartels run the country,  and the government.

The cartels control the police,  and key military officers.

When you see the Mexican government act against a drug cartel,  be assured it is a another cartel,  using the government to act against its rival.

 

Lebanon is similar. 

A country in name only.   

Terrorist Hezbollah kills anyone who attempts to stabilize the country. 

Hezbollah is to Lebanon what the Drug Cartels are to Mexico.

 

 

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