Thursday, January 22, 2009

Crime pays in Mexico

Monica Lopez recently wrote an article for Adbusters describing the rise of crime in Mexico over the last few years. Corruption seems to permeate all levels of government. Check out the article here.

Here's her conclusion:
"The outlook for 2009 is not bright. The worst-case scenario is that violence will continue to intensify and include terrorist attacks, leaving both the government and private citizens powerless against organized crime. The best-case scenario is that we might react as a country in a way that strives to understand where the source of the current problems so that we may attack them at their roots. The next time somebody asks me if Mexico is a dangerous place where people shoot each other over disagreements and the authorities are corrupt, I will have to answer, with great sadness, yes."

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