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The Wall Street Journal looks at the circumstances surrounding the apprehension of Paola Durante, a 23-year-old aspiring actress, in Mexico city. Durante has been accused of complicity in the killing of the popular Mexican TV host Francisco "Paco" Stanley. The story reveals that Mexico City police arrested the actress on the basis of an inconsistent description, and points out that politics might be one possible explanation for the prosecutors' persistence with the case against Durante. The reporter finds that "due process of law remains a missing link as Mexico evolves into a democracy."
Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, coddled the Mexican sugar-cane industry, using it as a massive rural vote-buying machine. Now that the PRI is out of power, Mexico's sugar-cane industry, one of the underpinnings of the Mexican economy, is crumbling under billions in debt. Rural peasant unions are threatening to rise up against Mexico's new president, Vicente Fox Quesada.