The goverments are tools filled with corrupted people drunk with power, that cares about their own benefict or that of the group, combine that with the fact that most latinamerican countries have lots of useless lazy scumbags that go and take the "easy way out" by becoming robbers or dealers. ironically, easy way out with no way out, specially for dealers. The economic situation is hard, many go to the "dark side" pushed by desperation and feeling powerless to not to be able to support their families after losing a job or just because they´re being lazy
It is indeed depressing, very much so, in my case, México, arguably the most violent and unsafe place in latinamerica right now, people gets killed everywhere, every day, gunshots are the new sound of the night, I don´t feel safe when taking a walk afternoon, I´ve witnessed some nasty stuff which I think was more about a "being at the wrong place at the wrong time" thing, people is tired of what´s going on, there is nothing left of the México I remembered when I was a child(not that it was a paradise back then, but in compairason to now, yes), the image has been stained forever. And the future is not looking bright either, usually when it comes to my country(and also the rest of latinamerica) I´m quite idealistic, thinking things will be much better one day, but now even if I try, I just can´t be anymore. The crime and corruption network has gotten way too big, affacting all areas, we´re doomed. I just wanna get the fuck out of here.
for what its worth, the mayority, we are good ppl like no other in the world
but unfortunately the scumbags living here are overpowering.