I stayed in the Polanco area for a week, a leafy and supersafe neighborhood with stylish villas, great bars and restaurants and the enormous Chapultepec park around the corner. One could almost imagine living here in this bubble.
But Mexico City and the rest of the country can’t hide their faultlines for a long time. Polanco and Avenida Insurgentes are perfect examples of the problems the country faces. These are the same problems that are tearing other countries slowly apart.
Corruption and drug violence
The drug violence can mainly be found in the northern part of the country and give Mexico a bad reputation. This phenomenon is also connected to corruption by the way.