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These Mexican Business Leaders Asked for Higher Taxes to Fight Crime. Did It Work?

July 25, 2018

This article is adapted from AQ’s print issue on reducing homicide in Latin America.

At first, Luis Lara Armendáriz thought the explosion of violence in his home state of Chihuahua, Mexico, was like any other problem he might face in business.

“If you’re missing an access road, that’s what you have to build … If you’re missing a hotel or a hospital, you invest in a hotel or a hospital,” Lara, 73, one of the state’s most prominent business leaders, told AQ. “Well, we...

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