Archive for November 2015
We mentioned last week that Argentina has a new president. He is already sounding a lot different than the incumbent. President-elect Mauricio Macri of Argentina sent a message to Venezuela and Iran:
Only a day later, Mr. Macri moved quickly to strike a different tone from that of the departing president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who — along with her late husband, Néstor Kirchner — had controlled the presidency for the last 12 years.
After providing first aid and verifying that they were in good health, the Navy transferred the rafters to the remote terminal of the Port of Progreso.
The Cubans were then sent to the Merida facilities of the National Institute of Migration.
Authorities have reported the arrival in Yucatan of more than 150 Cuban rafters in 2014 and so far in 2015, in what is considered the largest exodus from the island in the past decade.
Most are seeking to reach the United States, using Mexico as a stopover on their journey.
However, unlike the Cubans who have in past months arrived to Mexico, the six recent arrivals could never reach the United States due to the Mexico-Cuba repatriation agreement signed Nov. 7 in Merida by President Enrique Peña Nieto and Cuban President Raul Castro.
Due to the agreement, the six Cubans would be sent back to the island.
We understand that Mexico is a sovereign country and has the right to enforce immigration laws, such as keeping people without papers away from its territory.
Here is the question: Why do so many Mexican politicians criticize Mr Trump for proposing to do here what they do down there?
The bottom line is that Mexico is hypocritical about enforcing immigration laws. Apparently, it’s OK for Mexico to deport Central Americans or Cubans in the name of sovereignty and the rule of law. It’s not OK for the US to do the same thing.
The word is “hipocrita”! Someone should ask President Pena-Nieto about it!
A few weeks ago, we got together with some friends for another Saturday night of good food and conversation.
We discussed the subject of another movie about the Kennedy assassination that was being filmed around Dealy Plaza. Naturally, a good family friend raised the conspiracy question. I stayed a bit quiet, because another “who shot JFK” conversation is the last thing that I want to talk about.