Assistant Secretary of State William Brownfield’s remarks on the state of Mexico’s organized crime groups is the kicking off point for a thoughtful analysis by Alejandro Hope.
He argues that while Brownfield’s upbeat appraisal will be met with deep scepticism by most Mexicans, there are a number of indicators that counter the many completely despairing pronouncements about the country’s future.
It’s well worth a careful read.
And yes, this post has nothing to do with Obama, Arizona or the election. It’s just that no one seems to be paying any attention to any substantive public policy posts at the moment, so I engaged in deceptive packaging for which I will no doubt be sued soon in a federal court near you.