Sunday, November 16, 2008

Fear and Loathing in Mexico

See this New York Times article on the level of violence in Mexico, and the widespread use of bodyguards by the rich and famous. It would appear that private security is a real growth sector of the Mexican economy.

One is reminded of the 2004 Denzel Washington/Dakota Fanning film Man on Fire, which depicts this milieu with some precision. It is a good flick, by the way, worth renting but not cheerful.

Our southern neighbor, Mexico, isn't doing well.