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February 18, 2011
Why No Uprisings in Mexico?
by Ed Vincent
Poverty Along the Mexican Border with the U.S.
All the social media networks like Facebook, twitter, and work by Google executives in Egypt helping to spread a tsunami of revolt against repressive and corrupt regimes all around the Middle East. It all seems to have started in Tunisia and the list of countries seems grow by the day, but why has Mexico been spared?
Poverty in Mexico is as bad or worse than anywhere in the world, though there were reports of numerous cannibalism's in North Korea a few years ago.
Why not Mexico? Mexico has deplorable conditions bad enough that millions and millions of Mexicans have risked their lives to travel to the United States and to live as fourth class citizens. where many don't even speak the language, they can not vote, and they are paid a fraction for their work-which they do with zeal and gratitude.
Why not Mexico?
Mexico has billionaires many of them in the oil business in fact United States imports most of its oil from Mexico. I'm told that the disparity of wealth in Mexico is phenomenal. You have people every day digging through garbage to try and find food and other stuff for their livelihood. The illegal immigrants in this country often are working their knuckles to the bone, trying make ends meet and sending much of that money back to Mexico.
It is estimated that some 60,000,000 Mexicans in Mexico, about half of the population, live in poverty. Their poverty is witnessed in the lack of basic human needs like clean water, food, nutrition and a place to live.
The drug gangs, violence, murder, and rampant corruption should also strike a nerve or force many more to face death coming to the United States, a revolution might make more sense.
We should probably donate cell phones with web access to the citizens and send food to help.
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