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(AZCentral)   Bribery in Mexico hurts the Mexican economy, study says. Obvious tag pays 100 pesos to Interesting tag to get on this headline   (azcentral.com) divider line 35
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2006-09-01 12:22:21 PM
Good one, smitty.
 
2006-09-01 12:23:34 PM
Doesn't hurt the government officials
 
2006-09-01 12:23:55 PM
lol
 
2006-09-01 12:24:52 PM
still better than being robbed by the police.
 
2006-09-01 12:25:51 PM
content.answers.com

surrenders?
 
2006-09-01 12:29:37 PM
Is there anybody left in Mexico?

/had to be said
 
2006-09-01 12:29:52 PM
I liked Mexico. I thought I would need to know Spanish, but I was wrong... The first thing I heard after leaving the "Border Station" was "pssst... hey kid! You need a dok-tore???"

/had been practicing "donde esta la farmacia?" all morning for naught
 
2006-09-01 12:37:52 PM
LOL, Si!
 
2006-09-01 12:45:18 PM
Corruption everywhere hurts every economy. The more corrupt, the more poverty. Hence, first vs. third world countries.
 
2006-09-01 12:46:29 PM
ha!
 
2006-09-01 12:46:51 PM
The recruitment process for the Mexican polie is actually pretty good.

If you serve a manditory 6 months or more sentence, upon release, you are offered the job.
 
2006-09-01 12:49:11 PM
Bribery: Bad
Lobbyists: Good
 
2006-09-01 12:56:20 PM
lol nice headline.
 
2006-09-01 12:57:17 PM
When I was a kid, my dad refused to bribe the customs agent as we were leaving Mexico. Result: Our car got literally taken apart for two hours to search for "drugs".

Next time my dad just slipped a $5 to the guy when he opened our trunk. He closed it and we were on our way.

So, is bribery good or bad?
 
2006-09-01 12:58:22 PM
I lol'd at the headline.
 
2006-09-01 01:02:56 PM
la mordida. because anything beats driving 100miles to the closest policia station to be booked.
 
2006-09-01 01:19:37 PM
borist
"When I was a kid, my dad refused to bribe the customs agent as we were leaving Mexico. Result: Our car got literally taken apart for two hours to search for "drugs".

Next time my dad just slipped a $5 to the guy when he opened our trunk. He closed it and we were on our way.

So, is bribery good or bad?

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Well, going by your story it's bad if you want to stop the illegal flood of drugs from coming into the country or stop terrorist from coming over the border hidden in the trunk. But, I guess that's the short cheese if you and Dad can avoid getting the roll-up handles ripped off of the station wagon.
 
2006-09-01 01:20:59 PM
Well that's $1.13 American that img.fark.com won't see again.
 
2006-09-01 01:24:45 PM
All they're bringing that culture north....
 
2006-09-01 01:38:14 PM
Good thing those farks are infiltrating and bringing money back to their shiathole country.
 
2006-09-01 01:57:17 PM
tdpatriots12

More along the lines of $11.30, I think...

/Spent a semester in Mexico. Had to bribe the post office $20 to get a package from home. They said the $40 my mother had already paid the USPS "wasn't enough shipping" to bring it down the street to my mailbox.
 
2006-09-01 02:11:33 PM
Without bribery, the Mexican economy would self-destruct.

The corruption in Mexico is so bad that it's basically a running joke and if you want to get anything done, bring a fat wallet when dealing with all sorts of major and minor officials.

Including cops -- who like to stop 'rich touristas' for 'whatever' fines, usually small, usually paid in cash, usually never recorded.

/Been to Mexico and didn't like it.
//DON'T EVER take the 'independant' Taxi's -- whose fares change like the wind.
 
2006-09-01 02:48:02 PM
Nothing new. Everytime my son goes to Mexico he budgets for bribes. When you're driving and get stopped you hand over a ten and they let you go. When you're white and clubbing, you often get searched and threatened with arrest unless you bribe them. It's all part of the ambiance.
Really, Mexico is fun. I love the open air markets. Just speak some Spanish or travel with natives, stay in groups and avoid the cops.
 
2006-09-01 03:01:31 PM
The corruption in ____________ (insert country name) is so bad that it's basically a running joke and if you want to get anything done, bring a fat wallet when dealing with all sorts of major and minor officials.

Ther. Fixed it for you. (if you want the other "e" it'll cost you)
 
2006-09-01 03:22:39 PM
Still, the current government managed to buy the election results and get the conservatives (with "clean hands". Clean hands MY ARSE!) to repeat.

Expect the situation to get worse.

Corruption and fraud hurt Mexico BIG time. Even more when it's the powerful that practise it, and then blame the common people for it.
 
2006-09-01 03:31:40 PM
If you get shaken down by corrupt authorities in Mexico, bribe them with some ass pesos and smile for the rest of the day.
 
2006-09-01 04:05:52 PM
And this is news because. . .? Mexico's always been very corrupt. Corruption hurts any economy. Erego, corruption hurts the Mexican economy. I MATHED!!!
 
2006-09-01 04:12:58 PM
MorePeasPlease: ass pesos. LOL.

I will remember to ask my gay neighbor Mark to make some of these ass pesos for my next Mexico trip. It's just not worth my time and uh, effort to make my own and he's so good at these international monetary things. ;-}
 
2006-09-01 04:43:00 PM
I'm not sure I want to know, buw what's an "ass peso"?
 
2006-09-01 04:53:16 PM
You might not want to know what an "ass peso" is. The second I read it, about 50 rather improbable possibilities flashed through my mind.
 
2006-09-01 06:12:55 PM
I've been living in Oaxaca for over two years, and I've never had to pay a bribe. Must be a northern thing.
 
2006-09-01 07:52:54 PM
ls650
I've been living in Oaxaca for over two years, and I've never had to pay a bribe. Must be a northern thing.

There's a particular case of a local police officer who was offered a 500 pesos bribe (50 bucks) by some springbreakers. He tore the bill in little pieces right infront of them. Slowly. And gave them two tickets: One for speeding and the other for bribery.

/That takes balls and moral
//I live in Sonora. Hell of a state
 
2006-09-02 12:20:14 AM
Mexico has an economy??

/Mexico no es bueno.
 
2006-09-02 01:41:43 AM
Como Mexico no hay dos...de pendejos!

AJUA!!!
 
2006-09-02 03:17:30 AM
Cool. My first greenlight.

/Does not want to know about ass pesos.
 
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