I don’t think that Mexico will be able to sort out this mess with anything short of declaring martial law and dealing with these criminals. I fear that the drug trade is so enmeshed with their political system that more palatable sytems of reform are unrealistic.
Mexico already is, effectively, under Martial Law.
I’ve been stopped by federals and soldiers so many times, I wonder if there wasn’t a declared war that we forgot about.
The army has been infiltrated and corrupted to the extent the Mexican navy has taken over some roles. How long before the navy is corrupted?
This only proves that the “War on (some) Drugs” is being lost at the front lines. American experiences in these things are NOTHING compared to South America. Mexican governors and presidents are cutting deals just to stay alive. Inevitably, they become corrupted by the money. Union money in the US, drug money in Mexico.
I am sure it is enmeshed in the United States as well.