THOSE OF US who live in Mexico roll our eyeballs when we read of the dangerous, violence-wracked nation in which we reside. This is the reputation we have been smeared with by a clueless U.S. media and an hysterical U.S. State Department.
This is arrant nonsense, and all of us who live here know it.
The photo is a Subway in Chicago. The employees work behind bulletproof glass. There are plenty of Subways, McDonald’s, Burger Kings in Mexico, and I wager not one feels the need to install bulletproof glass. Which is the dangerous nation? It ain’t us, amigo.
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I brag a lot about our well-organized, efficient healthcare system which has both a public and private side. The government system assists the poor. Nobody is ham-handedly forced to participate, á la ObamaCare. The private system is superlative and affordable.
Just to rub it in, here are two hospitals in the nearby state capital. The first is part of a national chain named Star Médica. It opened about 10 years ago. The second is also part of a national chain named Hospitales Angeles. It is on the verge of opening as we speak.
Every day, we improve. Every day, you worsen. It’s hard not to chuckle.