"The little death": It is the euphemism for a bribe in Mexico. We were introduced to La Mordita last week when my wife and I were in a two-car collision north of San Migeuel de Allende. To everyone's dismay, a Federale appeared on scene, with gun holster unsnapped, sunglasses shining like black mirrors and name tag removed. He shook us and the Mexican driver down for a $300 bribe--excuse me, "penalty"-
Has anyone else ever been forced to pay a bribe to Mexican police?