The Pope's letter (praying that Argentina will not become Mexicanized) has caused quite a stink in Mexican government circles, with all the top level politicians and diplomats in a tizzy over the unbearable insult delivered by the Pope. The fact that it is true does not appear to make any difference. Unfortunately for Pena Nieto, Chong and (ambassador) Meade, they cannot appeal to a higher authority since the Pope enjoys a monopoly on that particular recourse. It reminds me of the popular Mexican saying, "La verdad no peca, pero incomoda. (Truth is not a sin, but it makes you uncomfortable). The Pope cannot sin!!
Re: Pope Francis Calls Mexico "Terrifying"; Hopes Argentina Can Avoid "Mexicanization"
Sorry if these videos have been posted before in another thread.
These are from vice news, they show the local/growing gang violence in the town of Rosario in Argentina. The main gang of Rosario is call Los Monos. They currently focus on local distribution of mj and coke, but send shipment to Mexico, South Africa, and Portugal/Spain. Los Monos has political ties/protection, and they even are involved in illegally trading players of their local Futbol team. Rosario is only one town in Argentina and it important bc they have main highways coming form (not so guarded borders) Parguay and Bolivia. Im sure there are other organizations in different parts of Argentina, but Los Monos in Rosario are one of the most prominent and growing organizations in the country. The current pope is from Argentina, so im sure thats why he is so concerned about his country at the moment.
Anyways, I know almost every country in the world has some level of organized crime. But it seems that in Argentina it is starting to become a larger issue as these organization expand, and gain more political contacts/protection.
I don't think the pope has to worry about Argentina going that route. Argentines are majority plain ole Europeans, like himself. He needs only worry if Argentine political parties get the urge to purge, again.
As for Mexican politicians full of butthurt, maybe they should have sent protest letters to Cartel bosses; a far better use of dead tree pulp. Mexico is violent, unjust, and crappy. Politicos had a large hand in it being that way. Let them cry in their shame.