In the shadow of crime and poverty
25-34 year olds in Mexico do not complete their upper secondary education
CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE
OF 18 WORK FOR DRUG CARTELS
of every 10 Mexicans are living in poverty or vulnerability
Mexico, in many ways, is caught between two worlds. The nation continues to rapidly industrialize and is becoming one of the planet’s largest economies. However, vast sections of the population are being left behind, with many regions in the country still mired in structural poverty. Furthermore, crime and violence – much of which is exacerbated by the narcotics trade – continues to take lives and devastate communities across the nation.