posted on Aug, 14 2010 @ 11:01 PM
It's an area I know litte about and I want to know more, so thanks, OP, for the heads up. I'll look into it.
My understanding of Mexican politics started to slip around the year 2003. At the time, I was perhipherally following the situation in the Mexican
financial industry. I became convinced that the banks had, at that point at least, been totally compromised by the narcotraficantes. The whole
system seemed like the most transparent money laundering scheme on the planet; I couldn't believe the word financial industry wasn't more up in arms
about it. Ha-ha, silly me, what did I know. I hadn't lived though the surreal funhouse years of the late '00s yet, when the financial world on a
planetary level collectively dropped even the pretense of being sane and fair.
Basically, my impression is that Mexico has been a failed state for the last 10-15 years at the federal level and that all power has devolved to the
state level. There is no functioning central authority in Mexico anymore. It's warlordism, like China in the 1920s.