Browsing All posts tagged under »corruption in Mexico«

Getting Places Safely

May 19, 2018


Getting Places Safely Robert Joe Stout The Governor of the State of Mexico affirmed that the Church answers the call to preserve moral values. JENARO VILLAMIL I first encountered my double among a shuffle of priests, reporters and security guards fringing the auditorium where the Governor was addressing the national Council of Catholic Bishops. Mistaken […]

El Gobierno Es Bullshit!

December 29, 2017


“El gobierno es pura bullshit!” Using one of the few words in English that he’d learned as a migrant worker in northern California, the squat, muscular grandfather, resident of Unión Hidalgo, Oaxaca, gestured towards the rubble that had been the concrete block house he’d built. Like tens of thousands of others in southern part of […]

Election Time: Call Out the Army!

January 23, 2016


From HIDDEN DANGERS, Loyalty has always been more important in Mexican politics than either intelligence or competence. Government positions go to the best mapaches (raccoons, as operatives who make sure that candidates win local and state elections). Since legislators cannot be reelected but depend on their political organizations and political bosses for appointments to administrative […]