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Old 03-16-2011, 02:21 PM
Location: San Diego
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Originally Posted by progmac View Post
but it will help, A LOT. mexicans will need to solve their own problems. but we can help be the starter engine that gets the main engine turning
only for the drug war. development money in mexico is better defined as a tricklecorruption is a huge issue (particularly among the police largely related to the drug trade), to the same degree that it is in many third-world countries receiving aid. fortunately, both the us and its allies have lots of experience successfully improving the infrastructure even in countries with high corruption.
red herring

the potential upside of an improved mexico is huge, particularly given the trade relationship. imagine if the money poured into iraq went into strengthening north america. we'd be looking at serious progress, in my opinion.
It would still be adding to the deficit even it if meant handing out gold bars to people. That's not progress.
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