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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
originally posted by: ATODASO
originally posted by: Stormdancer777
good grief, what is happening to this world, problem is the cartels are here, they will come too, only a matter of time, no where to run, no where to hide, hell on earth
short of a full-scale invasion, the only solution i can think of is to starve them of income. for instance, legalising **** in just two states cut into their profits so much that they ended up diversifying into oil and agribusiness. no easy solution, but we definitely need to keep trying, because you're right. these things tend to spread like borders don't exist.
I've been saying this for years. End the war on drugs, and you pretty much sucker punch them in the gut. Tough to recover from and they would never have the same power that they wield now with other crime rackets. Failing that, we may eventually have to go to war with Mexico and reconstruct their government from the ground up. But that won't really fix the problem (because drugs would still be illegal here and the cartels would spring back).
originally posted by: kosmicjack
This is why parents will send their children to the border, for a chance to...LIVE. Any of us would do the same.
Whether cartels in Mexico or war in Gaza/Israel or Netherlands/Ukraine/Russia....we just want a chance for our children to LIVE and thrive to their fullest potential.
Stop the insanity.
originally posted by: kazike
a reply to: ATODASO
I don't have enough time right now to comment all the issues mentioned, it's almost 4 am, but will do it for the following ones because are the faster to explain.
*nobody has a job. unless it's cartel related.
Unemployment rate in Mexico is only 4.8%, most cartel "workers" are uneducated teenagers who wanted easy money and/or drugs.
The biggest problem, however, is that the average unemployment rate from these studies was one of the lowest in the world, something that intuitively does not correspond to the level of development nor with the very low rate of economic growth that Mexico has experienced over the past three decades. This fact received much attention outside of Mexico, causing multiple inquiries and studies aimed at finding out whether it was a result of structural peculiarities of the Mexican labor market, an inadequate use of international standards and recommendations, or measurement problems...
Nevertheless, most serious studies actually show that the main reason why Mexico’s unemployment rate is so low is due more to structural characteristics of the labor market rather than to methodological differences or survey flaws. For example, while in the United States there is a clear negative correlation between education and unemployment (the higher the educational level, the lower the unemployment rate), in Mexico the correlation is actually positive. The population segment with the lowest unemployment rate is the one that has “no primary education” and is associated with the poorest sectors of the economy. The two main reasons for this phenomenon are: 1) a large part of this segment lives in rural communities and is self-sufficient and therefore is not considered unemployed; and, 2) the poorest part of the population cannot “afford” to be unemployed and therefore will accept any type of work, no matter how little it pays. The higher the level of education, the more aspirational a person becomes, meaning that he or she is willing to spend more time unemployed while looking for a job regarded as more fitting of his or her status in society. Also, higher educational levels are correlated with higher wealth levels, which provide better opportunities for a prolonged job search. This means that unemployment among Mexico’s more educated job seekers is determined more by the supply-side than the demand-side of the equation.
True, most schools still have a 4 1/2 hours per day schedule, last year a new system was put in place to gradually increase to 8 hours but is going to take a while, also the enrollment age was reduced to 4 years old.
False, that legislation was never approved, opposition parties wanted to take political advantage from the situation, but that's the way politics behave everywhere anyway.
Kidnapping is still a big problem but always have been pretty much focused on local business owners, kidnapping of tourist is very rare, if you are a kidnapper how would you arrange the ransom if your victim's family lives in another country?
Yeah right, those millionaire drug lords need to kidnap dogs to keep up with the Joneses, don't mix real cartel crimes with your everyday burglary because that's a common practice here from people who wants to paint a landscape of living in hell.
Veracruz is one of the least developed states in the country so it makes sense that the standard of living is not something to write home about, but certainly is not the case for most population, at least not to declare the whole country "screwed".
Mexico is Way More Screwed than You Think
originally posted by: CJS4life
a reply to: ATODASO
These people don't have Smartphones or TV... US and Mexico are nothing alike...Wow you definitely know the lay of the land