Rural Mexican Mormons (not just the LeBaron family) are often wealthy and clearly resented in certain communities. Many rural non-Mormon Mexicans are scraping by, and most Americans would flee from the kind of poverty there. Life is bleak in many places. The entire country suffers from weak rule of law. Local LE and govt. officials are understandably fearful and/or corrupt. The federales are the least corrupt and many of them are courageous defenders of their country, but it's dangerous in the extreme. Meanwhile, the Mormons offer the needy a dream of Heaven after earth via their many missionaries if they just convert. And despite their lack of income, they're expected to tithe. It's untenable.