This is not a joint venture between the two governments.<quoted text>
I never said that US Customs and the TSA were part of the Mexican government. You should try reading a little slower.
"Mexican citizens need to pay a $100 application fee and pass a security check by U.S and "MEXICAN AUTHORITIES"
Now if you want to trust a country with a corrupt government and military then go right on ahead.
The only role played by Mexican authorities is criminal background checks. Everything else including the issuance of the cards is handled by US Customs.
The result is the Mexican's can provide information that could result in somebody's application being denied, but there is nothing they can do to help somebody get a pass.