Hi bngenoh and everyone else
True, Mexico is falling down, and the border specifically is very bad; I have seen many, many bad things around here (I now live 60 miles down the border but used to live at the border –California-for about 13 years).
3 years ago the cartels war was almost insufferable, we could actually hear the shootings all around, like every 3 hours or so; I would hear a shooting somewhere, the police, Etc. and then again after a few hours another shutting somewhere else, sometimes we wouldn't sit/be near a window just in case a bullet would filter in and there was no activity outside after 5 PM, especially during winter when the sun light goes down early. I guess my point is that I have seen the *falling*; I mean, it was not like this 15 years ago.
The cartels war stopped for a while but only on an apparent level because what happened, from what I know, is that they just negotiated the zones but the crime doesn't go down nor disappears; psychopaths don't disappear/change and when I say
psychopaths I mean those inside the cartels and/or the government.
Back then when everything was at its peak, I remember thinking “how horrible it must be to really, really be in the middle of a war zone”, that was the first time that I really thought or felt how would it be to be in the middle of war; it’s like I had an idea of what happens far away from my country but when all this cartels thing detonated, it’s when I really stopped and think about WAR and how horrible it must be.
Anw, 3 years forward, I decided to move back to my home town where I grew up (about 60 miles down the border); we still have crime and violence here but its not like in the border, besides the fact that I have/always had a little condo here so after analyzing everything, I came to the conclusion that the Big City was extremely psychopathic, STS and ponerized; I am very lucky because as I said, I have a small house here and the opportunity to work here but I am just one of the few, the reality besides mine and my circumstances is that people are depressed and inflicted with/by so much crime and violence. Its like Evil has become the norm.
So again yes, I can really see the downfall of Mexico, what we have now, we didn't had 10 or 15 years ago and the people, you know, the ones who have faith in their government, they think that everything will be OK but reality tells me that is not true.
Thank you for the information!