Sunday, June 08, 2008


According to the front page of the paper this morning, there has been an alarming rise in robos carreteros - literally, highway robbery. At first we'd thought we'd accidentally grabbed an edition from 1875, but no, it's today's paper. Of course, because it's also the worst paper in the Western world, all we can tell you is that there were 476 highway robberies nationwide last year, up from a recent average of 226, and that Highway 57 - the Mexico City-Querétaro Autopista - is "one of the most dangerous." Exactly where it ranks or how many robberies it endured is left for more inquisitive souls to uncover.

Also, train robberies are on the rise! We'll bring you cattle-rustling statistics as soon as we have them.

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