At least three are dead and over 600 have been arrested during protests in Mexico against gasoline price increases handed down by the neoliberal President Enrique Peña Nieto.
The cartels and the people are all against Peña Nieto, whose popularity has fallen to historic lows — 26 percent, the worst approval rating of a Mexican president since 1995. The public disapproved of his management and economic policy even before he allowed Donald Trump to visit.
Unlike his progressive counterparts in Latin America, Peña Nieto enjoys excellent press, when he declares “drink Coca Cola Light daily,” he smiles with the beautiful consort of former actress Angelica Rivera and bulldozes any scandals involving him, like when his wife bought a $7 million house.
According to Amnesty International, the Mexican state depends on a public relations apparatus that works to diminish human rights crises and forcefully responds to criticism.