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Well, I for one think it is due in large part to the public wi-fi availability, particularly in Hermsasillo at Universidad de Sonora, and in Durango, Nuevo Laredo, & Satillo. Those systems were well designed and flawlessly installed and under budget I might add.

 

Just sayin'

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The article only talks about Juarez, not all of Mexico. Even so:

 

"Still, the transformation seems credible, though some say it is also the result of an accord between the Sinaloa and Juárez drug cartels."

 

"Two months after our conversation Leyzaola was shot multiple times while parked on a Juárez street, a reminder of how dangerous the city remains." 

 

"Much of what weakened Juárez remains: low-paying, dead-end jobs; street gangs and drug cartels; more billboards than trees; and proximity to a neighbor with an insatiable appetite for drugs and few controls on guns.

What’s more, politicians haven’t touched the political system’s corruption and lack of accountability, which allowed small-time drug traffickers to become national security threats."

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Well to be honest in all the cities I worked in the only one I felt ill at ease in was Nuevo Laredo. We actually had police escorting us everywhere.

"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men"

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Just try to look at things objectively, that's all.

 

 

Do you really believe that?  You took this quote:

 

 

 

Two months after our conversation Leyzaola was shot multiple times while parked on a Juárez street, a reminder of how dangerous the city remains. 

 

But cut out the rest of the paragraph:

 

 

 

Two months after our conversation Leyzaola was shot multiple times while parked on a Juárez street, a reminder of how dangerous the city remains. He is now paralyzed and uses a wheelchair but has moved back to Tijuana and is running for mayor. As evidence of how much has changed in the city he left behind, the police quickly caught and charged two alleged attackers. Their trials will be open to the public and reported by the media. And if convicted, they’ll spend years in prisons run by guards, not inmates.

 

It's ok to be a pessimist, I'm not trying to change your nature.  But you should be aware that you are not being objective.  I'm clearly not being objective, I am focusing on the positives here.  You are focusing on the negatives.  Again, that is totally your right, but don't try and sell it as something else.

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So when someone is shot and paralyzed for life the bigger picture is that attackers got caught? Pretty low standard I'd say.

 

And yet, he hasn't let that stop him from his commitment to deal with crime in Mexico.  In interviews he claims that he has a newfound empathy for the victims of crime and has taken his message to Tijuana, another city in desperate need of reform.  

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mexico's real progress:

 

http://www.theworlds50best.com/list/1-50-winners/Quintonil

 

http://www.theworlds50best.com/list/1-50-winners/Pujol

 

http://www.theworlds50best.com/list/1-50-winners/Biko

 

three in the top 50 and the cost to dine at any o' the three is ~$65.  alinea in chicago set us back $275. ryugin in tokyo cost us $300. didn't pay for our own meals at estela (ny), saison (san francisco) or blue hill at stone barns (sleepy hollow... well, almost sleepy hollow), but am suspecting all were in the $300 range.  

 

mexico city is gonna be getting a visit the next time we go to ixtapa. 

 

HA! Good Fun!

 

ps blue hill were... weird.  am pretty sure that one o' the courses were tree moss and some kinda wild mushroom.  were some nice food overall, but also some crazy.

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