Elections in Mexico

This cartoon collection is the result of a project (in collaboration with Radio Netherlands Worldwide) on the general elections in Mexico, that will be held on July 1, 2012. On of the major themes in the election is the ongoing fight against organized crime. The Mexican drug war has claimed more than 50,000 victims since 2006. The economy is also an important election theme, because the gap between rich and poor is increasing. Some of the issues that concern the Mexican voter are the militarization of the country to fight the drug war, privatization versus protectionism, the influence of the church in Mexican politics and tax reform.