The Fox article actually deals with both of these critically important issues. The current situation in Mexico is the direct result of the ever-increasing influence that the drug cartels wield in that country. Corruption has historically been a way of life in Mexico. The current situation involves an exponential increase in the corruption, but adds to that problem the factor of escalating violence as drug cartels, not unlike terrorist organizations, use violence and the threat of violence in conjunction with bribery to destabilize the federal government of Mexico, along with local governments in that beleaguered country.