Mexico Objects to Pope Francis’ Advice to Avoid ‘Mexicanization’

Thomas D. Williams, Breitbart, February 24, 2015

Mexican officials are up in arms over Pope Francis’ recent warning to Argentina to “avoid Mexicanization,” used in the pejorative sense of an illegal drug trade that is out of control, as well as widespread political corruption.

Mexico’s Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Meade accused the Pope of “seeking to stigmatize Mexico,” and said that the Mexican government would be lodging a formal complaint to the Vatican via diplomatic channels. He has already met with the Vatican’s representative in Mexico, Archbishop Christophe Pierre.

“We express sadness and concern over news of a private letter written by Pope Francis,” Meade said.

The Pope’s comment about Mexicanization was included in a personal letter to a friend, an Argentinian legislator named Gustavo Vera, and referred to his concern over the increase of drug trafficking in his native country, as well as corruption at all levels of government. “I hope we are in time to avoid Mexicanization,” he said.

“I was speaking with some Mexican bishops,” the Pope continued, “and the situation is horrible.”


The Pope’s letter to Vera is reportedly a response to one that he had received, in which the Argentinian politician informed the Pope of “uninterrupted” growth in drug trafficking in Argentina.

Vera said that the Pope’s letter “just expresses a longstanding concern about the deepening of drug traffic and its rooting into the country.”

“There cannot be such a level of growth without some degree of full complicity,” he said.

Vera also said that Mexicans should not be offended by Francis’ words, since the Pope “loves the people” of that country very much, and “prays for them a lot,” he added.


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  • phorning

    Can’t wait to hear how his apologists will spin this one. It will be another round of you rubes just can’t understand what the infallible Pope Francis is really saying.

    • LHathaway

      ‘he loves the Mexican people and he prays for them a lot’

      • Reynardine

        I also pray to God for the Mexican people.

        The God, however, is Thor, and I pray that He smite them.

        • Samuel Hathaway

          Hernando Cortez and his valiant army of conquistadors did a nice clean-up job on those Aztecs and their blood-lust religion of human sacrifices, didn’t they?

  • John Smith

    All of Latin America is corrupt, which I take as a legacy of Spain and Southern Europe’s traditions of the same, but when mixed with large numbers of Indians, it seems to have reached its heights.

    • H. Leonskoi

      Good points. It seems to be a conflict between certain successful northerners (northern descent) and southerners. This is true even in Europe, the northerners are more successful in the modern world. One might think that the skin tone obsession of everyone, “anti-racists” and race realists, was silly because there is so much more to race and ethnicity than skin-tone, but there are races and ethnicities and it is a significant fact. However, generally the skin tone issue is a good guide to who is aggrieved (jealous, covetous, in denial) and who is successful. The northerners are successful and the southerners are less so. This is even true in Asia. Even the leaders of the societies in Latin America are Spaniards, Basques, and Portuguese, they are no Norwegians (forgetting for the moment the current pathological alturism, a somewhat different issue). Southern and northern Europeans ARE quite different in their approaches and perhaps in their talents.

      • The Dude

        South American capitalist countries that are of mostly European descent (Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile) actually do quite well. True, they tend to be a little more corrupt, and it did take some military interventions from time to time to set them straight, but overall, they look just like any other European country. At least these four.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      Mexico is so dumb, that while Texas was breaking away, the white, Spaniard power structure in Mexico was engaged in fratricidal power struggles. Hence, Texas independence and now statehood… Ya-hoo!

  • whatodopeople?

    Even the Pope must genuflect to the PC crowd. But, he is concerned, and he is right. And he used the right word.

  • What a hypocrite.

    • LexiconD1

      Everything he espouses is hypocritical.

  • BloodofAlbion75

    It’s refreshing to see the Pope get something right for a change.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      Norte Digital, an online newspaper in Juarez City, Mex. is spinning around on its eyebrows over the pope’s comments.

  • David Ashton

    The Roman Catholic Church experienced considerable persecution in Mexico.

    • IstvanIN

      Very true. Lots of priests executed.

  • RedOnTheHead

    So he thinks what’s good for America apparently isn’t so good for Argentina. I guess he won’t be crossing Mexico’s southern border in solidarity with ‘the immigrants’.

    • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite



    What an absolutely blatant hypocrite! The Pope of pedophilia states “his concern over the increase of drug trafficking in his native country, as well as corruption at all levels of government. “I hope we are in time to avoid Mexicanization,”. Oh sure, lets avoid the “Mexicanization” of YOUR country Pope. While you advocate the downright Mother load of all Mexicanization’s, the Mexicanization of America! Pope, you should be ashamed of yourself! You advocate the Nation killing, “drug trafficking” and “corruption at all levels of government” for me but not for thee. HYPOCRITE! HYPOCRITE! HYPOCRITE!!!!! – Stop trying to destroy my country Pope, it’s not yours to “Mexicanize”! So until you advocate the utter replacement of the native people in YOUR country through “Mexicanization”. Keep the name of my Nation far from those hypocritical Nation killing lips! Got it?

    • IstvanIN

      Is The Pope of pedophilia really necessary? I am no fan of this Pope but such statements are not needed to make your point.

    • bilderbuster

      And the Marxist infiltrator is blessing the Africanization of Europe too.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    As a Catholic living in America, I would like to know why the pope wants to destroy America and Europe with third worlders and make those white nations cesspools??

    • dd121

      Some of my Catholic friends tell me that it has been foretold that this is the last pope.
      God, I hope so.

  • Hammerheart

    Mexico’s most defining achievements in the last 50 years are the formation of a most terrifying Cadre of illegal drug traders and destroying the southern border of the US. I don’t agree with this pope but his words are apt

  • MBlanc46

    I’m trying to get my countrymen here in the US to avoid Mexicanization also. In the sense of allowing ourselves to be invaded and overwhelmed by Mexicans.

    • The Dude

      Yeah, at least Argentina isn’t being invaded by Mexicans. Actually, Argentina is arguably the whitest country of the Americas (97% European). They’ll be fine.

      • InAFreeCountry

        Are they really white, or FBI white (hispanic)?

        • The Dude

          Although the country was founded by Spaniards, around half of Argentinians come from Italy. They’re followed by Spaniards, Portuguese, and Germans–in that order. I guess they could be considered as Mediterranean whites, although many of them are heavily admixtured with Amerindians.

          They had a substantial black population, but around half of it died in a plague a century ago, and the other half was chased away by anti-black laws and population hostility after the country’s independence.

          • bilderbuster

            The browning sort of explains the term “Mexicanization”.

      • Spaniard in LA

        Actually, Mexico is doing better than Argentina. Mexico has a bigger economy, more natural resources, and a growing middle class. I spent a whole 30 days down there and I must say it’s a pretty functioning country (especially Monterey and Guadalajara). I found the same thing to be true about Costa Rica, the pearl of Central America. Costa Rica also has an illegal immigration problem (Nicaragua). The crazy thing is I thought these two countries were some what equivalent to Sub-Sahara Africa.

        • The Dude

          Mexico will definitely have a bigger economy overall–it’s population is four times that of Argentina. But Argentina’s GDP per capita is higher, and its HDI index is substantially higher than the Mexican’s too.

        • The Dude

          Mexico will definitely have a bigger economy overall–its population is
          four times that of Argentina. But Argentina’s GDP per capita is higher,
          and its HDI index is substantially higher than the Mexican’s too.

        • bilderbuster

          Coasta Rica is the Whitest country in Central America and therefore the most desirable place to live in the area.

  • H. Leonskoi

    Just as with all of the rest of the aggrieved groups, the question should not at all be whether or not they are offended, let them be offended and to Hell with them. They are entitled to their thoughts or to be offended but they are not entitled to silence others. The question should be, is it true?

    • H. Leonskoi

      Another question for us to ask ourselves is: What is good for our people? My kids, my grandkids?

      • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

        Sadly liberals do not think like that. They only think about themselves and say that when the crap hits the fan they will be dead, but no thought about what their kids or grandkids will have to go through.

  • Samuel Hathaway

    Hey Mexico!…We object to your nacrotrafficking, women-raping and killing machismo, wet-backing, unauthorized border crossing, disease bringing, corrupt police, lazy politicians, tequila drinking drunks, bullfighting, cockfighting, ranchera music, failure of a country…and please keep your trap shut about everyone else’s problems till you solve your own.

  • InAFreeCountry

    Is the Pope against Mexicanization or miscegenation? Either way, Mexico should fix its craphole country to keep its people from fleeing north.

  • Alden

    This is supposedly a private letter to a friend. So how was the letter made public? Probably Vega is part of a group fighting corruption. Argentina looks down on the rest of L. America for being Indian while Argentina prides itself as being civilized European. Maybe the letter was intended to shame corrupt Argentineans for being like the primitive Indian Mexicans.

  • dd121

    I wish he’d spend more time converting heathens and less time interfering in the affairs of the America’s.