Osea Giuntella, Matthias Rieger, Lorenzo Rotunno
Last June, Mexico elected new governors in twelve of its thirty-one states. As millions of voters went to the urns, corruption was a top concern (along with insecurity). Eight states saw the incumbent party kicked out; in four—Veracruz, Quintana Roo, Chihuahua, and Durango—the PRI lost for the first time in the party’s history.
Once a calm place, today Colima is at the centre of the drug war where cartels battle over key smuggling routes.