Friday, October 15, 2010

My Cognitive Dissonance about Mexamerica

I'm still trying to work my mind around this pairing:
  • Drug violence in the "smuggling belt" of Northern Mexico persists at a level high enough to brand the area as a kind of failed state.  Link.
  • Latinos in the United States live on the average two years longer than whites.  Link.
Complicated world.

Update:  Yes, I'm aware that most emigration from Mexico to the US comes from a group of states south of Mexico City, far from the smuggling belt.

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