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Escrito por ZihuaRob desde 189.147.10.35 (dsl-189-147-10-35.prod-infinitum.com.mx) el día viernes, 10 de agosto, 2007 a las 12:11:15 horas :

En respuesta a: Re: Some 'splaining to do escrito por Regio desde 189.153.147.143 (dsl-189-153-147-143.prod-infinitum.com.mx) el día viernes, 10 de agosto, 2007 a las 10:38:33 horas :

Gracias, Regio. Estoy completamente de acuerdo contigo, paisano.

There was recently an interesting piece on Televisa's news, I think it was, describing exactly the phenomenon you describe. In Mexico we often show no respect for the law or our environment while in the US we obey the laws much better. Why? Simply because the laws are more strictly enforced in the US. If you speed, you get a ticket. If you litter or pollute, you get fined. Amazingly simple. Of course in the US at least the cops and authorities know the laws and regulations they are supposed to enforce. Unfortunately, in Mexico most cops and way too many public authorities can't cite any of the laws or regulations that correspond to their jobs, so how can we expect them to enforce them if they don't even know what they are? And even when the laws are enforced almost everyone here seems to have an influential family member or friend to get them off the hook, so impunity is the usual winner unless you are poor or an indigenous person. We need some serious reforms and public authorities who do more than worry about the next elections or their wallets. Until then I'm afraid nothing will change for the better.



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