Enrique Krauze, possibly the best Mexican historian and the editor of the excellent Letras Libres magazine, has an Op-Ed in today’s New York Times discussing the current wave of drug violence in Mexico and the way it is perceived north of the border:
(…) While we bear responsibility for our problems, the caricature of Mexico being propagated in the United States only increases the despair on both sides of the Rio Grande. It is also profoundly hypocritical. (…)
I tend to paint a caricature of Mexico in this blog, but in recent times too many people have asked me if my country is as bad as the news here make it seem. It is certainly not, and Krauze’s piece is a good summary of the reasons.