Former Mexican President Vincente Fox bitching about who is going to pay for "The Wall" was a pretty clear signal. Not that he is concerned about who pays but rather that he and the rest of Mexico's political establishment is undoubtedly coming under huge pressures from the country's criminal cartels.
The long standing corruption in Mexico is of no surprise to anyone and is one of the factors driving illegal immigration. I have not the slightest doubt that Fox and others have been been very lucretively looking the other way when it comes to both human and drug smuggling and growing fat in the process.
President Trump's plans to build a wall along the border is a direct threat to the massive illegal income streams of these criminal cartels and the politicians they own, so flacks like Fox have been told to find a way to try and stop it. If they fail, as I suspect they will, no one should be surprised if there aren't direct attacks against the construction operations themselves. Areas well away from major population centers will be particularly vulnerable. Think Pancho Villa with a 21st century twist. (Note carefully that there was an attempted assassination of a US Consular official in Mexico just today. And food riots in an area just south of Mexico City.)
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Needless to say that this, should it come to pass, will be President Trump's problem, but the blame for it will lay with the last 3 decades of Presidents and politicians who have turned a blind eye the corruption and criminality flowing across our southern border.
There are some ugly days ahead. Keep your focus on what needs to be done and who is really responsible.