- Before the collapse, Mexico was North Americas dumping ground.
Almost continually poverty stricken and oppressed. Mexico was
also the number one source of unwanted illegal aliens, and while the
U.S./Canadian border was almost ignored, the U.S./Mexico border was
home to an ever stricter border patrol. American employment
lost to these illegals, and the strain they put on social services was
only a part
of the problem. Drugs smuggling over the border was a
billion dollar industry. Some Cartels going as far as digging
elaborate tunnel systems to smuggle mass quantities of the drugs over
almost danger free. When the World Economic Collapse hit, Mexico
was devastated. Jobs in America were no longer available even to
the Americans, and in paranoid effort to try and keep what few jobs
were left, the border security tightened like a noose. The
National Guard units in all the states bordering Mexico were
re-deployed to the border, their sole task now to act as border patrol,
supported by state and federal law enforcement where available.
(FAM)(army), Armada de Mexico (ARM)(navy, includes Naval Air Force
(FAN) and Marines)
English (high bilinguil rate)
mestizo (Amerindian-Spanish) 60%, Amerindian or
predominantly Amerindian 30%, white 9%, other 1%
States, Guatemala, Belize
With financial aid from the States and everywhere else completely gone,
Mexico was on its own. Mexico City, the largest and most densely
populated urban sprawl in the western world, nearly ate itself.
Starvation and disease, coupled with the massive earthquake in 1995,
killed 12 million people in under 3 years in
Mexico City alone, dropping the population by well over half.
Despite this, perhaps in spite of this, Mexico soldiered on. As
the economy began to balance itself again, Mexico began to
After countless years of relying on foreign aid, and staggered by
political corruption, a minor and bloodless coup was held. In
old regime was purged, and President Jesus Espinoza of the newly formed
Mexican Restorative Party was elected
president in an unprecedented landslide. Under his leadership,
and that of his hand selected
cabinet, it was decided that Mexico would never again be dependent on
foreign aid, that finally, for the first time since the Spaniards
landed, Mexico would stand on its own two feet. The first thing
they did was expunge all foreign corporations from their borders.
By this time the nomad movement had well and truly begun in America,
but faced oppression and suspicion from all sides. The success of
the MRP has allowed them to remain in power ever since. To
further cement Mexico's newly restored providence, they began buying
the latest Soviet surplus military arms and equipment, then retooling
their own factories to produce munitions themselves using the Sov-tech
as blueprint. Mexico's military expanded greatly over the years,
and while their military vehicles are clunky and outdated compared to
Euro and American technology, the market for their products in the
third world has provided a huge boom for the economy due to the
comparatively extreme low cost. In world arms production they
rank just behind China and Russia.
allied under Juan Aldecaldo's banner were given the contract to rebuild
Mexico City. Since these nomads were not allied with any
corporate subcontractors, they suited Mexico's needs perfectly.
was a win/win situation for both parties, as it gave Mexico a skilled
workforce to support their own, and gave the Aldecaldos a home and
employment for several years to come.
During the Second South American War, Mexico remained neutral and
underwent an isolationist period, not even allowing the US to move
supplies across its borders. The fact that the United States had
to ship everything around Mexico probably contributed a great deal to
the U.S. economic collapse, at the very least it sped it up a great
deal. When the US forces withdrew from South America, stranding
their own people for The Long Walk home, it wasn't until they reached
Mexico that they were finally able to catch their breath.
Mexico sympathized with the Walkers, and with the exception of a short
battle with Cartel supported forces while crossing the Sierra Madres,
Walkers were unmolested for the final stage of their journey.
Scores of Walkers joined up with the Aldecaldos in Mexico City, and
other nomad groups contracted across Mexico. This probably led to
an exaggeration of the death toll attributed to the Long Walk.
The Mexican government also sided with the Walkers when the Texas
patrol briefly confronted them in an effort to turn them back.
Bolstered by grateful and experienced contractors, the Nomad work force
in Mexico thrived. To provide power for the city to come, it was
decided that a series of solar collecting
mega-arcologies would be built simultaneously providing free power, as
well as decent and safe housing for many of the countries skilled
technicians. In 2011, after grueling negotiations, Mexico agreed
to let foreign corporations back into the country. Central and
Southern Mexico, with its rich, fertile soil, had agri-corps and lumber
industries drooling over it for years. The newly stabilized
political and economic situation made it all the more enticing.
But these contracts did not come without a steep price. Mexico
instituted strict guidelines for any foreign corporate facility
operating on Mexican soil. The rules were maximized for Mexico's
benefit. Any corporation operating in Mexico had to ensure that
50% of its workforce were Mexican nationals, on all levels of
operations, including top executive positions.
The reconstruction was slow, but
after a few years, Mexico City was fast becoming the shining beacon of
the latin american world, and the salary and benefits for employees in
these positions must be equal to that of the non-Mexican
workforce. The corporations must also adhere to strict rules for
regulating and disposal any hazardous by-products created by their
operations. It was a hard bullet to bite, but in the face of
worldwide food shortages and an ever threatening energy crisis, the
corporations were left with little choice. In the end, the
corporations fared better than they expected, with only one notable
In late 2015, the city of Torreon was home to a Biotechnica research
facility working on experimental nanite technologies. One of the
projects involved research into the viability of using nanite
disassemblers to help eradicate the worlds landfills by breaking down
the garbage into the simplest mineral and biological components.
On September 17th, something went horribly wrong, and the nanites were
released from their containment facilities and began self replicating
at an exponential rate. It happened in the wee hours of the
morning, and before anyone noticed the problem, it was too late.
In the space of a few hours, the nanite sludge had grown to immense
proportions, the lab had been devoured, and the nanites began spreading
to the homes surrounding the area. The city was evacuated, but
for an estimated 80+ people it was too late. As the nanite
disassembler swarm continued to grow, experts from around the world
were called in to contain the threat. A 4 mile area surrounding
the disaster was sealed off with a 40 foot high wall, the insides
covered in a polymer glass coating. The threat was contained, but
for Biotechnica, the troubles were only beginning. Mexican
officials arrested the top executives in charge of the facility, as
well as the surviving researchers, as they were trying to board a
private plane to escape the country. Their trial was short, and
they were sentenced to life in prison, the researchers forced into
prison labs to work on neutralizing the Nanites, still rampaging in
their confinement, while the executives were put into hard labor.
When Biotechnica objected, and threatened action in retaliation, Mexico
Banned the corporations from its borders, permanently. This
example set a harsh reminder to all the corporations still operating in
its borders, and cost Biotechnica billions in profit, and a black eye
that festers to this day.
Today Mexico is on the verge of becoming a first world power. The
MRP remains in power, and Jesus Espinoza has taken a personal hand in
choosing the candidate for each each election since his six year term
ended in 2007, he remains active as a political advisor and ambassador,
and is revered as a hero to the people of Mexico. It has become
the seventh largest lumber and agriculture producer in the world, and
has a booming export business. Due to the stringent controls
placed on foreign corporations, the national standard of living in
Mexico has skyrocketed as well. A major change from a country
whose population a mere 20 years prior was so overwhelmingly poverty
stricken that its natives would swim open sewers, risk death and
imprisonment, and all other manner of hardships just to escape to
America. To add more irony to the situation, The tight border
security once implemented to keep Mexicans from escaping into the
states has been reversed, and the Mexican government now enforces the
borders themselves to keep American immigrants from illegally entering
its borders. However Mexico continues its love affair with
nomads, and welcomes them with open arms. The Baja 5000l, often
called the most grueling and exciting race on earth, has become such a
popular event among the nomad community, that corporate sponsors now
choose nomad outriders almost exclusively for sponsorship. A
resurgence in national pride and economic power has made Mexico a
shining beacon of success for the rest of the world.
Of course, not everything in Mexico is shiny and happy. In some
of the more isolated areas, agri-corp farms tend to ignore, or bribe
their way past the corporate guidelines, using the same draconian
practices the agri-corps in the rest of the third world employ.
Bandits and gangs still run rampant, taking advantage of newfound
Mexican prosperity. Tourist attractions abound in Mexico, from
ancient ruins, to resort towns like Cancun are littered with
pickpockets, and even worse, kidnappers, eager to exploit the wealthy
touristas. On of the most ecologically and geographically diverse
places on earth, Mexico is hailed the world over by eco groups and
green parties due to its strict corporate environmental policies,
however poaching and animal rights abuses are still prevalent.
With the ugly specter of war in South America looming once again,
Mexico is returning to its isolationist policy, however they have
tentatively agreed to allow the US to move troops and supplies to cross
to the south.
by Deric "D" Bernier.)