Homero Aridjis on Walmart

In his op-ed in The New York Times today, former ambassador and poet Homero Aridjis sums up nicely the problem with corruption in Mexico.

He basically posits that corruption is so ingrained in the culture of Mexico that it should come as no surprise that a supposedly honest American company would engage in the practice to gain an advantage.

While not yet advocating for complacency, Aridjis wraps the piece up using the words of a former governor of Chihuahua, “If we put everyone who’s corrupt in jail, who will close the door?”

Well said.

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