Read the following very interesting take on the origins of Mexican “machismo” (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and then answer the following questions I pose:
1) McCormick describes Mexico’s culture as having “Machismo” elements. What are the origins of this Machismo and does it have implications for politics in Mexico today?
2) What is your perspective on the rules governing Mexico’s Presidency (ie one 6-year term) (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.? Do you think its a good idea? Would it work in the USA? Why/why not.
3) Is the fact Mexico shares a 1900 mile border with America a good or bad thing for Mexico? (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. VVhyb,vhy not.
4) Read the following Daily Beast article on disgraced former Governor of Veracruz. Javier Duarte (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and answer this question: Is Duarte’s behavior symbolic of a larger struggle Mexico’s political system has with corruption or is it an isolated case of a rogue Governor gone wild? I must say, it’s an absolutely INCREDIBLE tale of corruption and greed. But, I’m neither surprised nor shocked by things I see and read about corruption and violence