Moderately Corrupt and Totally Corrupt.
The killing of a man pegged to win a governorship in Mexico's election on Sunday has heightened tensions across the country. The shooting of Rodolfo Torre Cantu is being seen by politicians and voters alike as yet another sign of the drug cartel-fuelled violence that has killed almost 23,000 people since the end of 2006. (AFPTV)
Map of Mexico showing states where elections have taken place. Voting in nearly half the 31 states plus the capital's district was seen as an unofficial referendum on President Felipe Calderon's tough crackdown on drug-related violence. (AFP/Graphic)
A Mexican federal police officer stands guard at the Jose Vasconselos school in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico. In addition to violence, the electoral campaign has been punctuated by allegations of espionage, illegal use of public funds and the arrest of leftist gubernatorial candidate Gregorio Sanchez, a former Cancun mayor, on racketeering and drug smuggling charges. (AFP/Luis Acosta)
Federal policemen stand next to the body of a woman, who was killed along with her boyfriend, in Ciudad Juarez, July 4, 2010. The couple were on their way home when gunmen shot at them, police are investigating the killings. REUTERS/Alejandro Bringas
Also, Calderon’s party (the PAN, basically, the conservative party) has been able to accomplish very few reforms because the Congress has been controlled by the PRI (think Dems).
They seem to have a lot of faith in the Democrat Party, which seems to value them more than they do American citizens.
The Mexican Constitution is socialist and nearly impossible to change. They will stay poor and corrupt for a very long time.
Is it out of the question that we simply invade the southern neighbor and strategically scrub the septic tank?
Help the goodly folks form a real gov. or...
Offer a path to statehood. Rather than perpetual servitude.
OK Mexico isn’t a exactly a plantation, its a more sorta a slave state farm club. Kinda sick how they squeeze their citizens. Kind sick how we help em do it. Kinda sick how the red hearings divide the sheeple, and the goes on, goes on.
Hell, no wonder the other crooks want a piece of the action.
Rab thinks its a poor plan.