Mexico leader forced into action over 43 missing

Clashes as Mexicans hold rally for 43 missing studentsTwo months after 43 students vanished in the night, change is afoot in Mexico: protests have swept the nation, sounding a wake-up call for the president to finally tackle corruption and police brutality. Facing the biggest crisis of his two-year-old administration, President Enrique Pena Nieto will announce Thursday a new strategy to tackle the country’s dysfunctional justice system. The government, Pena Nieto said Tuesday, must take “profound actions that require a collective effort from Congress and society to find the best path” to avoid a repetition. “This has sparked a civil awakening,” said Jorge Hernandez, a political analyst at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

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