Friends & Neighbors Update...
Source: Dallas Morning News
The historic level of drug violence not only threatens Mexican judges and politicians, who once were immune, but also American tourists and U.S. investors, as the cartels move into vacation corridors such as Acapulco-Zihuatanejo on the Pacific Coast, and Morelia-Uruapan in the central state of Michoacan.When Mexico falls, and I guarantee it will fall, we'll be wishing we'd built the damn wall.
A Dallas businessman recently pulled out of a $40 million project near the Zihuatanejo resort.
“We didn’t think this was the right moment,” said Carol Davenport, a real estate agent from Arlington, Texas, now working in Mexico, who represented the businessman. “The dire situation didn’t exactly inspire investor confidence,” she added, referring to a rash of killings in the area.
The scale of the lawlessness, its geographical reach, and the apparent inability of the government to keep it in check threaten Mexico’s political stability, some analysts warn.
Earlier blogging on our "friends & neighbors."
Here and here
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