A growing number of areas around the world are no longer under control of sovereign governments. Did you know that Mexico's murder rate tripled from 2007 to 2011? The graph for Mexico shows what Bloomberg considers to be an ungoverned region in Mexico.
In 2006, the Mexican government began a major military offensive against drug gangs that had grown increasingly powerful over several decades. The violence only became more extreme before peaking in 2011. Shootouts between police and gangs are commonplace in many towns and cities, as is kidnapping. The government has little or no control over some areas of the country. Mexico's number of homicides more than tripled from 2007 to 2011 and its murder rate is the 20th highest in the world.
We need to build a substantial border barrier along the US southern border with Mexico. It will insulate us from this partially failed state.
What surprised me: classification of part of northern Sinai as ungoverned. I don't follow the news coming from Israel or Egypt near Israel. So does anyone understand it? Is the Egyptian government under less than full control of the Sinai?
Also, I hadn't been aware that part of Malaysia near Thailand is ungoverned. Anyone know about that?
Parts of Syria, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan ungoverned: totally unsurprising. Ditto Somalia. Ditto the Boko Haram region in Nigeria.
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