Read this article about violence in Mexico. We are in a bad place here. This post was originally posted in 2014. Things have only gotten worse in 2023.
My view From August 2023
In Mexico today, where I live in Mexico City, there is a lot of crime going on. Not 2 miles from where I live is a federal park that the Mexican government has basically turned into a migrant camp. Most of these people are from Haiti, which is seeing a tremendous change for the worse in that country. The gangs have overtaken the government at this point.
Here, though, we see a rise in kidnappings, bribery, and other such crimes. Whether the presence of these Haitians have anything to do with it or not, I cannot tell. But it would seem to be a factor. Although not everybody is a victim yet, more and more people are seeing it happen to their acquaintances and eventually to them.
While the government of Lopez Obrador makes a lot of talk about crime, their basic working modis operandi is “simply hugs not bullets.” They appease the crooks instead of convicting them and putting them in jails.