Mexico’s anti-corruption efforts lack the urgency people desire

10/13/16 Financial Times

DuarteThe state of Veracruz has given Mexico a breathtaking tourist spectacle, the Voladores de Papantla, or flying men of Papantla. Four men, each suspended by a cord around one ankle, slowly descend a totem pole upside down, round and round, while spectators watch, hearts in mouths.

The fall from grace of Javier Duarte, who has asked for leave of absence as governor of Veracruz to fight corruption allegations, has been a similarly slow but less gracious affair.

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