Vigilantes patrol as Mexico concludes its energy reform

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In 2013, Mexico signed into law an important and controversial set of structural reforms, one of which opens the way for foreign companies to profit from Mexico’s oil holdings. An article in The Economist lauded Mexico’s reforms, and Forbes writer Jim O’Neill tipped Mexico as one of the countries set to follow hard on the heels of the BRICS.

But Mexico has also been in the headlines for another reason. Fed up of years of corruption and deadly violence, Mexicans have taken to the streets to fight the powerful drug cartelsthat run and often ruin their lives. To do this, they have formed “autodefensas” – vigilante self-defence groups.

Period19 Mar 2014

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