Grupo Salinas is a huge media conglomerate of sorts based in Mexico City and the sponsor of the WGC-Mexico. You heard their ads over and over and over again if you watched any of the broadcast on NBC.
So Grupo, NBC and the Golf Channel combined to paint a really, really rosy picture of things there in Mexico City. Well dressed youngsters watching Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler do their thing.
These are the elite, the wealthy people in Mexico City.
What no one failed to talk about all week was that half the population of this country lives in poverty. Forty-one million people live on less than $188 per month. Another 11.5 million live on less than $83 per month. So much for the good old “Grupo” boasting of it’s “shared prosperity” model.
In 2016, more than 52 percent of the country’s children lived below the poverty line. And there was the Grupo Salinas guy touting about the “hundreds” of children in the First Tee program.
Kids in Mexico don’t care about golf, they wonder where their next meal will come from.
It’s all so disturbing but it’s also the reason you see all those folks wanting to get the hell out of there and into this country. Welfare recipients in America live like kings compared to the poor in Mexico.
So Grupo Salinas, NBC and the Golf Channel are all sent to the Dog House for showing up nothing but upper class citizens of Mexico City all week.