The article is helpful.
It is good to remember, too, that NAFTA has brought a lot of violence to Mexico as the economy slides from the cottage businesses and stalls that some of us remember to international cartels. As is traditional, drug cartels in particular ally themselves with the American intelligence community and with factions within the Mexican government, trading cash, favors, and an anonymous hand for violence in return for legitimized violence and exclusive access to markets.
These are situations that we have seen in countries that have been overwhelmed by American military and intelligence manipulations. It has generally taken one to several generations for any recovery to begin, when it does.
While Mexico is a unique place where a lot could happen differently, it is well to bear in mind that it is essentially under the same leadership as the various governments that have slipped into quasi-fascist faux-democracies over the last decades, and so are we.