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  •  I applaud the blatancy of your chauvinsim. (0+ / 0-)
    I can't believe someone would seriously try to compare the US and Mexico
    Where I lived in Mexico had lower crime rates than where I live here in the U.S.

    I can compare both because I've lived in both.

    I know Mexico beyond the cartoon characterizing of U.S. chauvanists. I hope you will one day.

    The Americas greatest political dynasty...the Kaan

    by catilinus on Fri May 10, 2013 at 03:17:38 PM PDT

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    •  Wow (0+ / 0-)

      The resort towns and best locations in Mexico may be better than the worst neighborhoods in a nation of over 300 million people

      Sounds like a winning argument, I have no idea why spanish speaking science graduates aren't flooding into Mexico while the english speaking science graduates of Mexico aren't staying put in their clearly much more secure and stable country

      Look at the NYTimes slandering Mexico, you should write them an angry letter about how it is all a conspiracy and they are just making things up:

      Six years into a mostly military assault on drug cartels, impunity across much of Mexico has worsened, and justice is harder to find. Criminals in Mexico are less likely to be punished now than even just a few years ago, say current and former government officials and experts who have studied Mexico’s ailing judiciary, because the authorities have been overwhelmed by increases in violent crime while corruption, fear and incompetence have continued to keep the justice system weak.

      Many areas now veer toward lawlessness: in 14 of Mexico’s 31 states, the chance of a crime’s leading to trial and sentencing was less than 1 percent in 2010, according to government figures analyzed by a Mexican research institute known as Cidac. And since then, experts say, attempts at reform have stalled as crime and impunity have become cozy partners.

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