Mexico’s beleaguered president seizes on El Chapo’s arrest to lift gloom

A recent outburst of violence highlights that the rule of law is largely absent – an issue that could soon be compounded by lower oil prices and peso devaluation

Two days after fugitive cartel kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was apprehended by Mexican marines, President Enrique Peña Nieto took to the airwaves to boast about the capture of a man whose two escapes from high-security prisons had come to symbolize institutional failure and corruption in the country.

“The detention of the world’s most wanted criminal confirms the coordination of our institutions in favor of the rule of law,” said Peña Nieto.

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from Network Front | The Guardian

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