MEXICO was on the fore front attempting to paint a picture of extreme anxiety over Sri Lanka sometime ago. The land from which the most number of illegal aliens invade the continetal United States was making a strenous effort to drag Sri Lanka's anti terrorist operations before the U.N Security Council but met with no success as a result of the island nation's friendly heavies Russia and China weighing in against it.
The reason for Mexico's attempts were suspected by most to be an effort to divert attention from itself, after being labelled one of the most vulnerable nations on the verge of a complete law and order collapse. In this respect Mexico was listed along with Pakistan, which is currently facing a wave of Taliban and Islamic extremism revival. THough different to Pakistan, Mexico's problems have a long history; instituionalized corruption fed by lucrative and violent nacro-trafficking. The depth of the problem can be seen from the fact that an entirely new religion which worships "Saint Death" has sprung up recently to cater to the land's violent criminals generally shunned by the church and now caters to thousands of such social lepers.
The latest distressing news to originate from Mexico comes in the form of a potential pandemic. The swine-flu which is now rapidly spreading all over the United States and a number of other nations have been traced back to Mexico. The swine-flu is a variant of the asian originated avian-flu (bird-flu) which was watched carefully by the scientific community as having the potential to cross the barrier from bird to human. In this case it appears as if the bird-flu virus mutated enough to infect pigs and then cross over to humans. Already over 100 people are dead in Mexico and hundreds infected are being discovered in the US and elsewhere.
The US and some of the other nations may be easily capable of dealing with the medical emergency, but Mexico's vulnerability to the virus will leave the world open to greater danger in the future. As the virus mutates within the human hosts, it is also likely to become more and more resistant to treatment and could potentially become a mass scale cause of death in months to come. Thus Mexico is already becoming a much bigger security threat than an Iranian nuke, to the US and other nations.
Now it looks like just a matter of time before Mexico becomes a Security council agenda item.