Mexico: “Mordida” remains part of the social fabric

Posted on December 4, 2013 • Filed under: Corruption, Mexico, Social Issues

DW.DE reported – Literally translated Mordida means “bite.” In Mexico, it means bribe – the backhander, normally involving the greasing of palms via a small exchange of cash to avoid a traffic infraction or to untie red tape. It’s the thin edge of the wedge in bribery and corruption, which certainly isn’t confined to Mexico, but has, by all accounts, held this country back for far too long. Independent experts outside official circles say that the bane of corruption is being tackled and isn’t anywhere near as rampant as it was in years past. Yet it still lingers in small form and also as grand larceny. Read Article

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