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Mexico launches 'Corruptour'

MEXICO: Packed with sightseers eagerly snapping pictures on their cameras and cell phones, this looks like any other tour bus in the world – or almost.

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Sunday 12 February 2017, 11:00AM


In fact, the converted school bus with the sawed-off top is taking Mexico City visitors on the "Corruptour", a visit to the country's seedy underbelly of murderous misdeeds and multibillion-dollar graft by public officials.

Stops include a scandal-plagued subway line that cost more than $1 billion, and an impromptu "anti-monument" to the 43 students abducted by corrupt police and feared massacred in the southern state of Guerrero.

Organizers also wanted to include a stop at the "White House" – the sumptuous house that First Lady Angelica Rivera bought in an alleged sweetheart deal with a government contractor – but reluctantly concluded it was too far, given the capital city's notorious traffic.

The grey tour bus, which features a blood-red Corruptour logo in horror-film style type, made its debut journey last Sunday (Feb 5).

Organisers plan two tours every Sunday afternoon, free of charge, leaving from Mexico City's iconic Chapultepec Park.

It is the culmination of a year-long effort, said organiser Patricia de Obeso.

"We want people to get informed about this issue in a fun way and spark ideas to overcome corruption," she said.

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"But just because it's fun doesn't mean (the crimes) aren't serious and documented," added fellow organiser Miguel Pulido on the website corruptour.mx.

The 27 sights include a stop on the number 12 subway line, which cost 24.5 billion pesos (more than B42 billion) and had to be shut for emergency repairs in 2014, just two years after it opened.

The shiny local headquarters of Spanish construction group Obrascon Huarte Lain (OHL) – accused of massive corruption on government contracts – is also on the menu.

"One of Mexico's main problems is corruption and bringing it to justice. Abusers aren't always punished," said human rights specialist Miguel Moguel, who was along for the inaugural tour.

"It was a very rewarding experience. You realize that there's a group of citizens -- maybe like a lot of others in the country – that's trying to change things," said 18-year-old student Adrian Emigdio.

Watchdog group Transparency International ranks Mexico 123rd out of 176 countries in its latest index of corruption worldwide.

 

 

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Jor12 | 19 April 2017 - 20:50:41

Kurt...strange request from you Kurt. You are usually bemoaning the fact of the lack of facilities provided for the privileged farang...for example you wanting a helicopter and support staff to patrol the island for fires in a developing buddhist country.

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Kurt | 19 April 2017 - 14:10:56

This is it! Great!
TAT, organize corruptours in Thailand.
Easy to set up. No investments needed. It will all be just profits.
And every week fresh tour adjustments possible.

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