Mexico: New Morality

De la Madrid fulfills a pledge

During the election campaign last year Presidential Candidate Miguel de la Madrid pledged to bring about a "moral renovation" of Mexican society, including the investigation of former officials for corruption. In his seven months as President, however, De la Madrid has been criticized for moving slowly against suspect members of the administration of his predecessor, José Lopez Portillo, whose government was widely regarded as corrupt. Last week, in a move that created a nationwide sensation, the government accused Jorge Díaz Serrano, 63, former head of the...

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