Mexico And Hypocrisy
After the repugnant whining that Felipe Calderon did last May when addressing congress to hear now that Mexico is building a fence along its southern border to keep out illegal immigrants is not surprising. After that revolting bash America show Calderon put on I am willing to bet that you won’t see Obama, Pelosi or Reid condeming Mexico for its intolerance and unjust treatment of these poor folks just looking for a better life in Mexico. Mexico claims there building this wall to protect their citizens from terrorists and drug smugglers. So let me get this straight we build a fence to try and protect our citizens from a violent narco war and to get some control over the hordes of criminals streaming across our borders every day and where the bad guys. I guess this is like Obama bashing Wall Street while stuffing his pockets with WALL STREET money and filling his administration with Hedge fund traders and tax cheats. I guess hypocrites like to stick together, you think the media will give this hypocrisy even one line of print.
Mexico Building Fence… on Its Southern Border
Reporting from Guatemala City, Danilo Valladares of the Inter-Press Service (IPS) notes that there will be one more barrier for Guatemalan immigrants in their trek to the United States. In addition to dodging dangerous drug traffickers and immigration officials, the latest obstacle is emerging: a wall between Guatemala and Mexico.
According to the head of customs for Mexico’s tax administration, Raul Diaz, the Mexican border state of Chiapas is constructing a wall along the country’s southern border with Guatemala, along the river Suchiate which divides the countries. Diaz says the purpose of the wall is to prevent the passage of contraband, but admits, “It could also prevent the free passage of illegal immigrants.”
According to Mexico’s National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH), 500,000 people from Central America cross into Mexico illegally every year — the vast majority of them attempting to reach the United States. In addition, smugglers reportedly use the Suchiate River to move goods across the international border without paying duty taxes.
Just as Mexican authorities have opposed more strict border enforcement and the construction of a border fence along the U.S. border with their country, Mexico is now receiving a great deal of criticism from Guatemalan officials.