I’m not sure what we’re supposed to take-away from the U.S. government’s warning that Mexico is on the brink. But with border skirmishes, Mexican crime organizations growing reefer in the States, and corruption everywhere (all of these have been grossly under-reported), I expect we will see more military hardware at the borders.
The report is one in a serious focusing on Mexico’s internal security problems, mostly stemming from drug violence and drug corruption. In recent weeks, the Department of Homeland Security and former U.S. drug czar Barry McCaffrey issued similar alerts about Mexico.
Despite such reports, El Pasoan Veronica Callaghan, a border business leader, said she keeps running into people in the region who “are in denial about what is happening in Mexico.”
Last week, Mexican President Felipe Calderon instructed his embassy and consular officials to promote a positive image of Mexico.
The U.S. military report, which also analyzed economic situations in other countries, also noted that China has increased its influence in places where oil fields are present.