I am an American. I live in Mexico, I have since 1995. If you permit me the honor of summarizing a belief all Mexican people(at least 99%) have about their problems: The number one cause of Mexico´s problems is their culture. Corruption exists in some genetic sense of their very being. Mexican people would not object to your saying they have a corruption gene. They will laugh nervously, grit their teeth and turn their eyes up to look for some relief from the sky, and quietly say "it´s true". They believe(more than 99%) Americans are different. They are more honest, collaborative, they see the big picture of society as a whole. This quality in Americans is also somehow in their cultural genes. These beliefs are expressed in any conversation (>99%) about politics or economics you may ever have with a Mexican.One particular example is when I share your history lesson of FDR´s steps to get the US out of the great depression. I ask "don´t you think that we should raise taxes here? establish a maximum wage? use that money for the betterment of all society?" the typical response is amazingly like clock work. For the first two minutes they look again at the sky and say "yes, that really is a great idea. We should do this. Some people have too much money", then, inexplicably, the timer sounds and their tone changes. "But this is a good idea for the US,but not for Mexico" stupefied I ask "why?" they say "because we are corrupt in Mexico. If the government obtained all that tax money, you know it will end up in the pockets of the senators and the presidents. This works in the US because the government in honest" I would love to hear you address these anxieties of Mexican people. I think your message has so many possibilities here, but it also has to address certain extra worries. my email is: [email protected] my name is Carl Dillard
What causes corruption in Latin America(specifially in Mexico)?
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