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Mexicans Blame President Enrique Peña Nieto for Lasting Cartel Violence, Human Rights Abuses

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Raging cartel violence, widespread corruption, human rights abuses and a tanking economy have made Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto one of the most vilified figures in that nation’s recent history.

A recent poll found Pena Nieto’s approval rating at its lowest ever with 80 percent holding a negative view of the president, Mexico’s Animal Politico reported. When the pollsters asked to rate Peña Nieto’s performance on a scale of 0-10, the average score was only 3.9 points. The trend has intensified in recent months with his approval tanking from 30 percent in April to the current low of 23.

A simple search on social media displays thousands of memes and posts mocking Peña Nieto’s perceived lack of intelligence, corruption and other less than favorable qualities. Mexico’s discontent appears to grow with each new scandal tying him to overt acts of corruption, drug cartel ties, human rights abuses and more. – READ MORE

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