Is this ALL the more reason to secure the mexican border?
Not that anyone with a little common sense couldn't figure out this area is ripe with exteremists infiltrating the US.
Perhaps the LIBS would agree he should have at least been afforded water stops.
This incident raises the very serious issue, "How many "other" anti-American radicals and activists have entered and NOT been apprehended". Here were spending BILLIONS on 2 conflicts in foreign countries and these "threats" can come right in our back door, almost at will. Where's the rational in that.
Is the Mexican Government full of hypocrites?
Here is the news story about the teenager who was apparently shot by Border Patrol agents:
Now...the Mexican Government is upset and wants to protect the right of Mexican "migrants" and is causing an international uproar.
Where was our uproar when Mexican military helicopters were flying over Texas cities? Twice!
Where was our uproar when pirates were attacking fishermen at gunpoint on a Texas lake?
According to the article, 17 Mexican civilians have been killed by Border Patrol agents this year. How many American citizens have been killed by "migrants"? You do realize there is a street in El Paso where you don't dare walk--you risk being shot from Cuidad Juarez across the river.
It is time we being using "all available resources to protect the rights" of American citizens, to use Calderon's words against him.
I forgot to add: where was our uproar when the Zetas actually planted dynamite in an effort to blow up the dam on a Texas lake?
Yes . The Mexican Govt. Is also playing the victim. When did we decide that the entire world should have the same rights as American citizens on American soil.
"Membership has its privileges" If you want to be treated like a citizen then immigrate legally or revolt in your own country & change the Government there.
I am sick of Americans being painted as the bad guys, maybe we should require all people over 18 to carry a real state issued ID card.
With impending collapse of the Mexican economy later this year, will the US bail them out?
The Mexican economy is highly dependent on crude oil exports; according to the EIA, Saudi Arabia, Canada and Mexico are the top three importers of oil to the U.S. In July and August, Mexico made one of the greatest trades of all time and bought put options on their own oil production locking in prices of $70. So how can the country be unstable?
Approximately 40% of the Mexican government budget is financed by oil exports and 32% of those exports come from the Cantrell field. In December, Pemex, the state owned oil company announced that production from the Cantarell field fell 33%, twice the official estimate. As a result, the government is devoting more money to fighting drug cartels and the main source of financing is disappearing more rapidly than expected.
So there you have it - a country fighting a war with criminals, running out of money and losing its main source of income. While I believe that any financial instability in Mexico is likely, a story for the second half of 2009, without either a significant decrease in violence or a dramatic rise in oil prices, Mexico is a candidate for rapid collapse.
"A country fighting a war with criminals, running out of money and losing its main source of income. .....Mexico is a candidate for rapid collapse."
We have no choice but to try-even though The diagnosis of Mexico's economic ailments -- which only addressed a small part of their economic imbalances -- has been wrong from the beginning. So it is not surprising that the medicine prescribed by us has not has not worked.
Local, national, and regional economies we have become interlocked, intertwine, and interdependent with Mexico. So, disease symptoms in their economy may quickly spread to infect ours.
When I think of the government bailouts all I see in my head is that episode of the Three Stooges where they are in a small boat that is leaking and Curly takes a drill and makes more holes in the hull to let the water out.
"Mexico is a candidate for rapid collapse." True, and we are spending billion that WE DON'T HAVE. We've given Mexico enough money to make every single Mexican citizen a millionaire under the guise of a war on drugs. And more on others problems. And yet the problems grows more
I think you covered many of the problems
PROBABLY: it'll probably will happen, and we will probably help and we will probably support it because it probably will help the economy in a way, but I won't like it until I hear someone in Washington gives me a valid reason for why it is happening. The real reason and address that.
Anyone know anything about a mexican cult of Santa Muerte?
I saw an article about this in the paper this morning.
They worship Death as a woman with a skull's face wearing a wedding gown.
I heard about them, here in Mexico. They worship death as if it were a saint (santa), not as an evil cult, they ask for miracles to the Santa Muerte. I don`t know how do they do it, but it is because they respect death.
I don`t find it so strange, because here in Mexico on november 2nd they celebrate death`s day and people go to the grave yards to visit their death relatives, with food and flowers, special bread and candies and also they write nice and sometimes funny poems for the Death and publish them in the newspaper. They also draw many skulls with many kinds of clothes or similar to someone famous or to people that they know. Some of them are funny. The beautiful ones are the dolls, they look like the draws, but with a lot of colors and details. Skulls dolls in Mexico are usually elegant, cute, funny or nice, but never scary or evil, because they are for celebration or decoration.
Mexican people celebrate death with a lot of respect and with many colors, so I guess that those who worship it also do it in the same way
Should Homeland Security ignore the Mexican protesters?
Look at your news on Yahoo. They are writing on, spitting on, putting out
cigarettes on and whatever else they can do to our American Flag. The
article says Homeland Security h as been told to do nothing to stop such
action. This is happening by the Arizona border with Mexico. No wonder the
Governor of Arizona wants some reform there regarding illegals. What say you?
Unfortunately (thanks to the once liberal Supreme Court), desecrating the U.S. Flag is considered free speech.
But it shows you what Mexicans think of this country.
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