Televisa and Democracy in Mexico

Having taken on elements of the News Corp mass media empire run by Rupert Murdoch, involving the UK newspaper division of News International, linked to the phone hacking scandal, the Guardian is at the centre of a fresh furore. This time the target is the Televisa group in Mexico, which has about 70 percent of the television audience in the country and is the largest mass media company in Latin America and the Spanish-speaking world. As detailed in my personal blog site, For the Desk Drawer, the issues at stake go to the heart of democratic ‘transition’ in Mexico and whether the forthcoming presidential elections on 1 July will once again be marred by fraud and corruption.

Adam David Morton

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