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Mexico's bus tour of "corrupt hot-spots"

Mexico's bus tour of "corrupt hot-spots"

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<p>It is a bus tour with a difference. The aptly named “Corruptour,” takes visitors to Mexico on a ten-stop trip of the capital’s alleged corrupt hot-spots. It has been set up by the Mexican anti-graft organisation Via Ciudadana to expose what it calls the abuse of power and misuse of public funds that many say is rife in Mexico and goes largely unpunished.</p> <p>The group hopes it will mobilise Mexicans to hold those elected to account and take action against graft.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="es" dir="ltr">La corrupción en México atrae turistas: “Corruptour” lleva a la Estela de Luz, a la “casa blanca”… <a href="https://t.co/jBclhw7Aqk">https://t.co/jBclhw7Aqk</a></p>— azulgris (@azulgris_web) <a href="https://twitter.com/azulgris_web/status/828811785587154944">February 7, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>The tour stops at the offices of television network Televisa, singled out for allegedly having a very friendly relationship with the federal government.</p> <p>Along the tour is also the Senate of the Republic, a construction project that cost three times the approved budget.</p> <p>And then there is the city’s Attorney General’s office, chosen for its inaction during a highly publicised series of videotaped scandals involving city officials during the administration of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, another 2018 presidential hopeful. He also ran an unsuccessful presidential campaign in 2012.</p> <p>Also included is a luxury house allegedly linked to Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto, who became embroiled along with his wife and finance minister in a scandal over homes bought from and financed by a government contractor.</p>
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