The latest crime trend in Mexico City is "express kidnapping"
in which a person is held for a couple hours and forced to hand over their bank debit card and pin number. The victim is often snatched when innocently taking a cab [Mexico City style applied economics 101
, Reuters 8/31/06].
FYI, Mexico ranks #2 in the world for kidnapping
"I`m really sorry. This is my job," the man said, wiping his fingerprints from my debit card.He slipped it back to me under a table in a crowded downtown restaurant where a Mexican friend and I had been held hostage for a half an hour that felt like two days. [...]Express kidnappings have become so common in Mexico that taking a street taxi — which thieves often use to capture their victims — is akin to playing Russian roulette. Many end in violence and sometimes death.
It`s this failing state
, crumbling from crime
, that Presidente Bush wants to join with America in the shotgun marriage from hell
, aka the North American Union