Why the Lozoya Case Won’t Be Mexico’s Lava Jato

By Martín Vivanco Lira

January may bring more momentum for the case, but don’t expect a system overhaul.

MEXICO CITY - 2021 could be a definitive year for anti-corruption in Mexico – but it likely won’t be At the end of January, Mexico may learn whether the Public Prosecutor’s Office will proceed with an investigation of former Pemex CEO Emilio Lozoya – or if his participation in a plea deal over the past six months has been enough to walk free Even if the government proceeds with a trial for the former executive of Mexico’s state-run energy giant, the case is unlikely to spark a reckoning with corruption on par with Brazil’s groundbreaking, years-long Lava Jato investigation...

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