Feb 27, 2012

Rule of Law: Is Mexico a Failed State? … Not Yet

Excelsior: "There has been much debate over whether our nation has reached the deplorable condition of being a “failed state.” Certainly it has not, but the government is in crisis. The U.S. recently warned its citizens not to visit 14 states of the Mexican Republic and due to crime and violence, to take precautions in four others.

With criminals taking over the functions of government by extorting shopkeepers and entrepreneurs, it is as if they are collecting taxes to ensure security for their victims. Yes, reader, we refer to security that is not being provided by the three levels of government [federal, state, and local] and President Calderon, who believes that he's doing things right. Let's just think about the crisis in the Mexico prison system." read more

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