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For Mexico's Peña Nieto, the state of the union is troubled

For Mexico's Peña Nieto, the state of the union is troubled

Three years into an administration characterized by stagnant economic growth, corruption scandals, hair-raising human rights abuses and an agenda of constitutional reforms that have so far failed to deliver, it’s unsurprising that the popularity of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is at an all-time low. As Peña Nieto prepared for his annual state of the union address today, the latest poll from the Pew Research Center found that just 44% of Mexicans had a positive view of the president, down from 51% in 2014. Only 34% of Mexicans approve of how he’s handling the campaign on organized crime and drug trafficking, compared with 53% last year. And only 34% think...

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