I don't think it's too much over-exaggeration just watch their murder rate and how slowly they are cracking on cartels.
Acapulco all alone says it all, it's a popular tourist destination and there are five cartels fighting and the government does nothing.
There's your deep insight since Mexico is sleeping.
any mexican ppl on hltv who can say something how does it look like?
cartel doesnt really own government but maybe like 80% are corrupt
Yes cartel is stronger than government
From inside is not that bad like Series show it, if you are not involved with them, you wont have problems with them ur whole life.
Goverment is retard and they are scare asf, when el chapo sons got caught, government let him go because cartel treatened to shoot civilians
current president seems like a good guy, he has been running for presidency for like 30 years, giving money and stuff and he is finally the president, he is not corrupt but he just lack balls to fight cartel.
its way better than in the past
now you can walk in the streets without being scared, you can go play football with ur friends and go out, cartel wont fuck with you
but back in 2012 and around those times yeah it was bad, you could get caught in mid of a cartel war or something
old cartel was all about pushing the government to help people mostly but 2012 cartel was almost like terrorists
they are going down but i give atleast 20 years to see some changes