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I read your words and I see you have good points. Still, Mexico, like any nation, can not just cross their arms, and if there is no good ideas to implement, then the not so good ideas are going to be carried out.
There wasn't an article about a guy stating that world economy was able to keep going thanks to drug money??
“The solution to stop the drugs trade consist in de-criminalizing consumption based on an agreement among consumer and producing countries, as has been argued by The Economist and a growing number of jurists, professors, sociologists and scientist from many countries round the world, which so far have gone unlistened”, said one of the main Spanish language living writers.
Originally posted by Izarith
It's the most idiotic war ever waged besides the Vietnam war or the Iraq. If drugs stopped crossing the border then both the economies of Mexico and the US would collapse, it would make the credit housing crap look like a boo-boo. So please trust me drugs will never stop crossing the border.
[edit on 21-1-2010 by Izarith]
drug use has never really been a problem in Mexico because it was primarily meant for US consumption. Only in the past 5 years has there been a huge meth pandemic in Mexico, tell me where was meth created?
Methamphetamine was first synthesized from ephedrine in Japan in 1893 by chemist Nagayoshi Nagai. In 1919, crystallized methamphetamine was synthesized by Akira Ogata via reduction of ephedrine using red phosphorus and iodine.
About a year ago there was a 5 hour gun fight after some guys took over a hospital to kill a snitch. After 5 hours of bullets flying there was 3 deaths, one police officer, a guard and a cartel guy. How the hell are you going to call that more dangerous than Columbine? how is that more dangerous than all the killing happening in the US by people who have low self esteem?
So what happened? Mexico took out a loan, a 1 million dollar loan from the US and from that day on the Mexican peso has been devaluing ever since. Now you have what you see. Enjoy.
to enter the thread just because you live in mexico and to express as you have so immaturely shows your lack of comprehension of economics and how commerce with differing nations effects perceived views of sociology.
What exactly do I not know what I'm talking about, you seem to agree with me on several points.
I don't think people really realize the culture of mexico. Drugs are everywhere, there are people trying rip you off everywhere. I don't even think I can discuss many of the things I have seen there, that seemed, normal, or commonplace on ATS. Mexico is not just Cabo, PV, Acapulco, and Cancun. The non tourist spots, can get very sketchy very fast. Rural places, and cities too.
However, you actually think americans are lookin to flood to mexico to avoid our rent? Come on man, you know thats ridiculous.
you really think drugs aren't being consumed in mexico? are you sure you live there?
Meth was created in japan.
while it's true that most of the deaths involved in the mexican drug war are cartel or police, this is not to say that dozens if not hundreds of innocent people haven't been killed. But it doesn't matter who is getting killed none of it is good for mexico. We don't have school shootings everyday in the USA, and you're accusing me of not knowing what I'm talking about?
yeah look bro, mexico's problems go a long way back you can't possibly tell me this all stems from a measly 1 million dollar loan...I mean really???
In this paragraph you have just described every major ghetto in the USA but not Mexico. Any thug from wannabe to death row in the USA would read this and shed a tear in loving memory of their home sweet home from their prison cell.
And yes Mexican culture is very backward. You will get riped off if you are stupid, it's disrespectful to ask your neighbour to turn down his blaring music at 3:00 in the morning or to not burn his trash a day before it gets picked up. Mexicans are 100 % Butt holes I agree.
Rural places, and cities in Mexico are some of the safest places in the world with the most humble giving people you will ever meet in your life. You wanna know what happens to all those Immigrants that the US tosses back into Mexico once they have turned them into petty, dirty, filthy criminals in privatized prisons? They get a job!
The ones that are still in US prisons are the ones who orchestrate abductions and kidnappings in Mexico. All these things are new no more than 6 years old. It's like toxic waist From the US that is spreading though Mexico like sludge off a snail.
But all in all Mexico is still safer than any major city in the US.
Of course if your a drug pusher that hangs around a bad crowd, that person might develop the same view you have.
No i never said that. If anything Americans near the border are terrified of crossing into Mexico even if it's just to buy a big Sombrero. Mexico is being but through the media bad moth machine so people keep paying that insane mortgage or rent because if Mexico was seen as safe or tolerable to live in people would be flooding down here.
Like I said man there is a sudden huge Meth problem in Mexico but maybe your right, actually I think I live in Seattle where every one lives like Frasier Crane.
I'll take my chances with the professional cartel killers, thank you very much.
Well don't just say that, common teach me something. Give us the scoop Doc.