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'El Chapo's' escape: The last straw?

Gary J. Hale

'El Chapo's' escape: The last straw?.

The corruption that led to the July escape of Mexican drug kingpin "El Chapo" Guzman is another example of a public safety system controlled by organized crime and that continues to falter under the Enrique Peña Nieto administration, writes nonresident fellow Gary Hale. Though authorities have launched a massive manhunt, Mexicans across the board — fed up with their government's inability to function effectively — are on the cusp of a popular revolution that could change the political landscape of the nation.

Read "Dead man walking – The inevitable fate of 'El Chapo' Guzman," published Nov. 5, 2015, in the Baker Institute Blog.