This is a point that Ana María Salazar makes in Seguridad Nacional Hoy (I think): it's silly that Mexicans spend lots of time excited over 24 and James Bond movies and Black Hawk Down, but they know next to nothing about the Mexican versions of these characters. It's actually more than silly; it contributes to the lack of enthusiasm and pride Mexicans have in their government. Bond and the like constitute a fantasy for Americans, but its essentially a healthy fantasy. Not to get to adolescent on you, but every country should believe that the good guys have bigger badasses on their side than the bad guys. So kudos to Primero Noticias.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Fuerzas Especiales Mexicanas
This morning, on Carlos Loret's Primero Noticias show on Televisa, I saw a feature on the graduation of a new class of Mexican army special forces. The video showed their training, with lots of somersaults and explosions and machine gun fire. It left the viewer itching to watch them take down a drug gang. I don't think I've ever seen any anything like it in the Mexican media.