In the shadow of crime and poverty
of all Mexicans complete secondary education
children under the age of 18 are actively involved or working for drug cartels
of the Mexican population lives below the poverty line
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 remain left behind, with many regions of the country still mired in entrenched poverty. Furthermore, crime and violence – much of which is exacerbated by drug trafficking – continues to take lives and devastate communities across the nation.
View our 2020 Mexico Report