Mexico’s beautiful west coast city of Acapulco used to be a safe and pleasant place for Americans to vacation. In fact, Hollywood produced a film in 1963 titled “Fun in Acapulco” starring Elvis Presley that was practically a travel ad.
But in recent years, tourists have been avoiding Acapulco because of worsening cartel violence. On Sunday […]
We see various reports that Mexico is progressing in education and expanding its middle class, with hopes that the country might be growing out of backwards culture.
But a front-page story in the Sunday New York Times shows the bad old days of mob lynchings are still ordinary and are even increasing because of “frustration.” (Apparently […]
We know that Mexico is a very violent place, where wars among drug cartels take out thousands annually. Interestingly, there are so many murders that the average lifetimes of Mexican men have been reduced by several months, according to a new study. That’s a lot of dead bodies to affect such a major demographic factor.
How violent has Mexico become? One indicator is that the House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz has suggested that three consulates there may need to be closed because of the danger to State Department staff from cartels and other local criminals.
Reporter William La Jeunesse discussed the details on Fox News with host Bill Hemmer:
LA JEUNESSE: […]
On the same day that the Republican Senate was sworn in and the GOP majority of the House was increased, Obama received Mexican Presidente Enrique Pena Nieto for a friendly chat about erasing America’s borders and sovereignty. It was just an accident of scheduling, surely, not a petulant act of an extreme President whose policies […]
Last week I wrote about the level of crime in our southern neighbor that makes them a most undesirable society from which to admit immigrants: Mexico: 43 Disappeared Students Highlight Deep-Seated Lawlessness. Now those missing young people may have located — and it is tragic news for the families.
Bodies have been found, although they are […]
Sometimes Americans forget what a barbaric society we have in our neighbor to the south. ISIS and other hostile Muslims fill up the media’s screen with their headchop activities, but Mexico is not far behind in savagery. In fact, Mexico should be grateful for murderous Muslims who take attention away from Mexican gangsters also employing […]
Mexico remains the top country where kidnapping occurs, where it has long been a part of the nation’s crime culture. A survey from Control Risks reported that in 2013 Mexico was numero uno in kidnap for ransom in absolute terms.
These days however, Mexican kidnappers are downsizing from snatching children of wealthy parents to working class […]
December’s end brings lists of the year’s best, worst, most memorable and other supposedly reflective products of the dinosaur media. Such inventories are easy to concoct, and can be assembled weeks in advance, so the journalist can jet off for a deluxe ski vacation while his name appears in print. Hey, a refrigerator full of […]
To say Mexico is culturally backward is to understate a Grand Canyon of diversity that is nevertheless easy to overlook. The denizens of our southern neighbor may have TV sets and dress like cowboys, but underneath a somewhat familiar exterior lies a pre-Columbian outlook among many, particularly in the countryside. Superstition correlates with lower levels […]
Here’s another marker of the worsening failed-state syndrome next door: Mexico City admits that government authority has disappeared from the Gulf state of Veracruz, leaving it to the ultra-violent Zeta crime syndicate.
As the graphic indicates, Veracruz is not a small piece of land. At more than 30,000 square miles, it accounts for 3.7 percent of […]
Of the US-produced firearms reaching Mexican cartels, very few come from the local gun stores we have in this country. Those which can be identified as coming from the USA often have been funneled through third-world armies, then stolen and sold.
Fox reporter William La Jeunesse has been following the myth that cartels get most of […]