Mexico election: Dealing with corruption and violence

Corruption and violent crime form a vicious circle in impoverished Mexican areas, but there are hopes the new president elected on Sunday can help break the cycle.

It’s election day in Mexico and leftist Andres Lopez Obrador is the frontrunner.

He’s gained popularity because of promises to deal with violence and corruption.

Many of the country’s poorest citizens say they get little to no help from authorities when a family member is murdered.

Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from Mexico City.