Build the wall! While Washington politicians bicker pointlessly over immigration reform, the mayhem in Mexico is growing worse. Soon blood will start spilling on our side of the border. Mexican authorities can’t contain the chaos
“The violence in Mexico has many causes. Drug trafficking is one of them, of course, but it is not the only one,” said Mexico security analyst Alejandro Hope.
“There are social triggers, institutional ones, historical ones, issues of land rights, it is complex… What we have seen in the last decade is regression to the mean that prevailed throughout much of the 20th century…The anomaly is the decade before this one.”
Violence is returning to levels that haven’t been seen since the early 90’s. 29,168 people were murdered in Mexico last year, nearly a 30 percent increase over 2016. President Enrique Nieto’s lofty plans to stabilize the country failed.
Once the thugs get tired of terrorizing their hometowns, where are they going to go but the U.S.? A man or woman who’s willing to defy social and legal norms for personal gain has a much bigger playing field in America than in Mexico.
“But some parts of Mexico were singularly violent,” writes the New York Post. “The Pacific coast state of Colima had a rate of 93.6 murders per 100,000 inhabitants. Baja California Sur, home to the twin resort towns of Los Cabos, had a rate of 69.1. Guerrero, home to the resort town of Acapulco, had a rate of 64.2.”
Earlier this month nine people were murdered along the coast, their bodies mutilated and stuffed into a van. The violence is escalating.
“The violence was different then, no doubt, but your possibility of being murdered in the 1930s was considerably higher than it is now,” Hope said.
Still, your chances of being murdered in Mexico are much higher than they should be. That’s why we need to the build the wall.
(Source: New York Post)