Mexico AG: Even pretending to care is too exhausting

Even when they’re not directly (or at least provably) working for the cartels, Mexican officials are so terrible at their jobs they can’t even muster the energy to pretend to give a damn from a public relations standpoint:

After weeks fielding questions about the abduction and apparent massacre of 43 trainee teachers by corrupt police in league with drug gang members, Mexico’s Attorney General Jesus Murillo has had enough.
Facing a grilling over the details of the case, which has sent shockwaves across Mexico and triggered outrage at impunity, Murillo sought to wrap up a news conference on Friday evening, arching his eyebrows with the aside “Ya me canse”, or “I’ve had enough”. The phrase came shortly after he told the press that the trainee teachers were apparently incinerated by drug gang henchmen and their remains tipped in a garbage dump and a river.

The current administration in Mexico is a complete joke. They’ve sealed themselves off, in Mexico City’s sanctuary, away from the cartel wars engulfing the rest of the country in one of the most violent civil conflicts in the world right now. They are touting economic reforms and rising trade with China like nothing is happening, just pretending it’s just a beautiful day in the neighborhood being ruined by debbie-downers complaining about beheadings, mass executions, and human incineration. This man — theoretically heading the nation’s “law” “enforcement” “efforts” — has the audacity to say he’s “had enough” of being questioned by journalists and grieving parents about why nothing is being done to bring justice to their missing and murdered children, but he clearly hasn’t “had enough” of the violence to do something real.

It’s ok, though: There’s a perfectly logical excuse explanation. Attorney General Jesús Murillo Karam is the former governor and senator of the state of Hidalgo (serving 1993-1998 and 2006-2012 respectively). That state hasn’t had nearly the level of cartel violence being experienced by many other states, in large part probably because the senior leadership and founders of the fearsome Los Zetas cartel established by military defectors are/were from there and the gang has protected their home turf accordingly. You can draw your own conclusions about whether his eye might not exactly be on the ball with regard to prosecuting and investigating the cartel threat.


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