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Gunshots in Ixtapa

by hromero ⌂ @, Saturday, February 08, 2020, 15:49 (53 days ago) @ Ironwood

Ironwood,

I think the point you miss is that Rob isn't saying that Mexico doesn't have responsibility, but that the policies of the U.S. have a huge impact here in Mexico that makes it far more difficult for Mexico to deal with those problems. If you are a U.S. citizen and want to know what you can do to help make the situation better for people you may or may not care for here in Mexico then you can start by try to affect change in U.S. policies that have huge impacts. If the U.S. had background checks for purchasing arms then maybe those arms couldn't be purchased by non-citizen to be illegally brought to Mexico. If the U.S. didn't blackmail the Mexican government into redirecting critical law enforcement resources towards border enforcement then maybe Mexico could be making more progress on improving security. If the U.S. didn't strong arm the Mexican people into making drugs illegal, perhaps Mexico could more easily create a secure environment for its citizens.

I think the point is that we U.S. citizens can best help by affecting a change in policies within our own government to make things better and that we need do that before assuming that we can come into Mexico like some great white savior.

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Humberto Romero
www.casaarcoiriszihuatanejo.com


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