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  •  Depends on what you mean by country (0+ / 0-)

    the colloquial understanding is that countries do survive, but nations often don't, or only survive as ineffective players. Calderon's been effective in Northern Mexico where, and how?

    That is all. Individually, I wish you the best, but collectively, my dearest hope is to outlive you - groovetronica

    by Nulwee on Mon Jan 26, 2009 at 03:30:44 PM PST

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    •  Nations are not states (0+ / 0-)

      Mexico is a Federal State. The Mexican nation is a rather complex mix of ethnic groups.

      They will not lose control over any of those regions anytime soon. The problem is that corruption creates problems. Local police forces and even Army commanders are bought by the drug dealers.

      •  You've still not addressed the actual quote (0+ / 0-)

        or the definition of a "failed state".

        That is all. Individually, I wish you the best, but collectively, my dearest hope is to outlive you - groovetronica

        by Nulwee on Mon Jan 26, 2009 at 03:45:08 PM PST

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