Corruption In Mexico

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Corruption in Mexico Do you know what corruption means? Corruption is a dishonest or illegal behavior especially by powerful people (such as government officials or police officers). Do you know about corruption in Mexico? Corruption in Mexico is obviously nothing new, but there have been many cases that are unbelievable, but true. How did it start? This paper will explain you the beginning of corruption and some cases that had happened recently.
Corruption in Mexico has existed since the Spanish came to conquer Mexico, when they took control of the Aztec Empire. The Aztecs saw them as gods who came to save them. (Lomnitz) When the king of Spain, Carlos V, found out he took control. (ibid.) He prohibited Hernán Cortés from apply …show more content…

He is a Mexican politician formerly associated with PRI. He stole around 223 millions of pesos from taxes which was given to shell corporation. (Grasso) Another case was “La Casa Blanca”(The White House), an investigation from a journalist that made the hugest scandal to the president Enrique Peña Nieto; it was known that he had a house of 86 millions of pesos in Lomas de Chapultepec. (ibid.) In the middle of accusations by the "White House", the then federal Deputy and now the delegational head of Cuauhtémoc, in the Federal District, Ricardo Monreal Ávila, accused that the Governor of Puebla Rafael Moreno Valle delivered projects for more than 26 thousand 212 million pesos in three years, to businessman Armando Hinojosa Cantú, owner of Grupo Higa. The subsidiary of the Hermes Group, La Peninsular, and the subsidiary of Higa, Concretos y Obra Civil del Pacífico, participate in the work of the Baroque International Museum of Puebla, with a value of 7 thousand 280 million pesos. According to Monreal Ávila, the construction will be paid in 23 years, with monthly payments of 22.4 million pesos.The work was offered under the plan of Projects for the Provision of Services, which allows contracting private companies for "the construction of public works affecting the public treasury for decades. The project was authorized by Banobras in 8 days, it was requested on June 20 and it was approved on June 28, 2012, a record time," he said. (Los 10 escandalos de corrupción más sonados en México

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