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[*] posted on 10-1-2017 at 05:39 AM
One effect of the widening wealth disparity in Mexico


NY Times article on the breakdown of the social contract in Mexico here.
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[*] posted on 10-1-2017 at 07:59 AM


That was a very interesting article. It has often been said that precisely this inequality is what causes such violent chaos in Rio de Janeiro where I lived for 18 years.

The guy who was tied up in his own home! OMG! What a nightmare.




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[*] posted on 10-3-2017 at 04:45 AM


Fair warning to those who think a healthy middle class is a luxury the country shouldn't make any effort to maintain.
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[*] posted on 10-3-2017 at 07:12 AM


I'm really surprised that the article didnt delve into the real tragedy of poverty, with respect to the emergence of the gangs and cartels. The poor are the desperate workforce for much of the cartel's work. There is little other choice, in many areas.

Barring some unforeseen occurrence, or another fixed election, I cant imagine that AMLO will not be the next president of Mexico. He will finally get it. He is far ahead in polls.

He is not a candidate that will draw Mexico closer to the U.S., I wouldn't think.

Wouldn't that be something to have a president on both sides of the border that wants to reduce involvement with the other country?

I really dont know what Mexico will look like under him.

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[*] posted on 10-3-2017 at 09:38 AM


The status quo in Mexico of a sixth grade education and no way to enforce a contract is holding the country hostage as it has since the revolution.
Institutionalized inequality by the euro centric ruling class is the 1st norm in Mexico, The need of a Patron to always be the bootstrap is endemic to the culture, its even been brought to the California state senate.





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[*] posted on 10-3-2017 at 11:30 AM


Like Ted said. In Mexico there is no social contract and there was very little contact between the classes. Education saving the day is not something that happens very often in rural Mexico.

With the reconfiguration of Mexico's rural farm economy from subsidized subsistence`to export driven cash crops the countryside is emptying its' uneducated masses into the urban slumscapes. Contact between the classes is accelerating but still no contract. Chaos vs Control.

Thus private security is a way of life for the wealthy in Mexico. I personally know three people in Baja who were kidnapped and held for ransom in the 90s. Two paid lots of money and got out, although one was held for over a year. One was not so lucky. Everyone in Mexico with money knows it is a real risk. Let's move to Eastlake!!!

Not too long ago Jaime P.., a well known lawyer in Ensenada, was gunned down in front of his house. He did not have private security, he could have surely afforded it and he certainly needed it. He should have moved to Eastlake also.







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[*] posted on 10-3-2017 at 12:04 PM


Eventually the thin veneer between social anarchy and status quo will be broken in Mexico, they have less guns, so it will take longer than it will here in the states.
Celebrity burglaries is as far as it's come in SoCal so far, stay tuned to see what manifests up next from the jungle, Peace out




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[*] posted on 10-3-2017 at 12:29 PM


What a bigoted disgusting post!

What's the US excuse with at least 2/3 of the people having at least a high school education, and 1/4 having a college degree.

Trump, still won the Presidential election with all those educated people who voted against their self interest!

I have a feeling where BajaTed been reading with that 6th grade education comment.

If you're this hateful towards Mexico and Mexicans, move back to the US or just don't visit Mexico.

Quote: Originally posted by BajaTed  
The status quo in Mexico of a sixth grade education and no way to enforce a contract is holding the country hostage as it has since the revolution.
Institutionalized inequality by the euro centric ruling class is the 1st norm in Mexico, The need of a Patron to always be the bootstrap is endemic to the culture, its even been brought to the California state senate.





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