Don’t think I have read a figure as ominous and oppressive as the survey of Inegi, which gives an account of the loss of income of 12 million mexicans in the month of April.
The Inegi reports that, during the month of April, 12.3 percent of the working-age population stopped working, the equivalent to 12 million mexicans. It also says the survey, among those who kept the income, seven out of every 10 reported an income lower than two minimum wages.
The coneval is used (National Council of Evaluation of Social Development Policy) said a few weeks ago that the end of the year, by the economic crisis, would have in Mexico between 10 and 12 million more poor people. The data for April, Inegi seem to say that those millions of poor people already here, or begin to be.
I am concerned about what has happened already, and I am concerned about what follows: if the figures we are discussing are those of April, what were the may. I am concerned about, above all, what consequences will this tsunami of impoverishment in other fragile areas of Mexico. I wonder if we will have to add to the insecurity and the crime professional, insecurity and crime social: crimes of hunger, violence, scarcity.
I have consulted this point with Lantia Consultores, a solvent independent firm of security problems. Your answer for today is reassuring. There is not in their records of facts that determine trends of theft, looting or riots originated in the need, in the shortages, the hunger.
The booking of solidarity in times of crisis seems to be a really well received by president Lopez Obrador, who knows, if someone of that social reality is precarious, flush with the earth. The tsunami of impoverishment announced by the Ministry of foreign affairs announces, however, a major challenge for the reserve of social solidarity.
Lantia has become an analytical exercise worthy of attention, on the crossings grounds that there is between poverty and insecurity. Their study sheds a disturbing regional differences, and urban.
Advancement of your findings: where there is no crime established, there will be more crime social. And where the crime professional is not rooted, crime social will be less. I’ll come back to this.