Letters to the Editor

Look in the mirror, Mexico

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto criticizes Donald Trump as being disrespectful and unfit to be president of the United States. He says that Trump doesn’t understand Mexico.

Add most Americans to that list. Mexico has been one of the worst governed countries with crime, corruption and oppression everywhere. One merely needs to answer this question: What do they lack in natural resources to be a great and successful country? Great sea coasts, incredible amounts of oil underground, terrific climate for agriculture with fertile land and abundant water. Probably the hardest working people on the planet.

Mexico’s failure is the failure to corral the huge drug cartels. This could be addressed if the police departments and militia weren’t so corrupt. When a country has no respect for itself and does not resolve to attack its problems, people flee to where they think there is better opportunity.

It is sad that the Mexican people cannot stay in Mexico and fight the ignorance and lack of leadership of the governing body and become a very great country. Mexico would thrive with great leadership and utilization of its incredible natural resources.

Mike Der Manouel Sr., Fresno

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