Latin Wave 9 film screening: The Mayor


Since 2006, when a war on drugs and organized crime was declared, there have been about 60,000 narco-related fatalities in Mexico. Within this culture of violence, in the city of Monterrey sits San Pedro Garza Garcia, the richest municipality in Latin America. Presiding over this wealthy enclave is outspoken mayor Mauricio Fernández Garza, a millionaire who is determined to end the violence through any means necessary.

A controversial figure, Fernández has no qualms about how he gets his job done, nor do his residents seem to mind — especially since crime rates have decreased.

This intimate portrait of the controversial politician offers a glimpse of the situation in Mexico and exactly what it means to fight violence with violence.

The screening will be introduced by filmmaker Carlos Rossini.



Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


$10 general admission; $8 MFAH members, seniors and students with ID.
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