Women constitute forty-five percent of the Mexican “migrants” in the United States

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El Sol de Mexico (Ciudad de México) 3-8-10

Fortyfive percent of the Mexicans in the United States are women who live in very poor conditions, according to a Federal Government official.

Nearly 5.3 million Mexican women live in the United States without papers. California and Texas are the preferred states for establishing residence with Illinois, Georgia, New York, Colorado, Florida, Nevada and Washington.

Of the Mexicans more than 24 years old, 60% do not have upper level
education (above 6th grade) while 13% of migrants from other regions of the world and 10% of U.S. citizens have the same level of education.  Seven percent of Mexicans in the USA have university educations.

The government points to the international economic crisis impacting Mexican “migrants” with unemployment at 14.6 percent.  Some 63% of the “migrants” are employed in maintenance, cleaning, food preparation, agriculture and manufacturing, while 13% are executives, professionals and technicians.

Less than 98% of the Mexicans in the United States take root and settle as aliens.

(Translator’s note:  The Mexican government and the Mexican media make no distinction as to legality and illegality of its citizens in the USA.  So, the above statement; “Less than 98% of the Mexicans in the USA take root and settle as aliens”, also means, “A little more than 2% of Mexicans who migrate legally and illegally to the United States ever intend to return to Mexico”.)

A common theme among the major newspapers in Mexico today has to do with the inequality and abuse of women, unequal pay, domestic violence and disparity in society.




Camgio de Michoacán (Morelia, Michoacán) 3-8-10

In the last 4 years 480 people have disappeared in Michoacan, according to the Commission on Human Rights in Morelia.  The “disappearances” are the consequences of organized crime, says Raul Moron Orozco, the local representative of the Human Rights Commission.



Narco Messages Appear

Diario de Guadalajara (Guadalajara) 3-8-10

More than a dozen written messages were posted around the city of
Guadalajara to President Felipe Calderon.  They were written in black
printed letters and posted in various public places.  The message:

“Mr. President Felipe Calderon:

With all the respect you merit, we ask you to permit us to help you stop the cancer of the country.  The poison you use to combat the poison will be the same poison we use against them.

Withdraw all Army and Marines.
Cartels United Against the Zetas”

The messages seem to indicate that the investigative agencies of the state
should know that the cartels like the Sinaloa, Del Golfo and La Familia
Michoacán have made the decision to unite and to end the presence of Los Zetas in the country.



Fifty percent more deportations under Obama

Diario de Juarez (Cd Juarez, Chihuahua) 3-8-10

In 2009, 387,790 people were deported from the United States.  The previous year, under Bush, there were 264, 503 deportations.  (No source given)



Murder in Navajoa

El Imparcial (Hermosillo, Sonora) 3-8-10

Two people were murdered in Navajoa. Several subjects in a late model  red Ford Lobo fired at the men on a corner in Colonia Sonora. Fifty-one cases from an AK-47 and an AR 15 were recovered at the scene by agents from the State Prosecutor’s Office.



Guaymas Prepares for Bikers

El Imparcial (Guymas, Sonora) 3-8-10

Later this year more than 400 motorcyclists will converge on Guaymas from Sonora, Baja California and Arizona.  It is expected that hotels in San Carlos will be filled to 70% capacity.

(Translator’s note:  The lifeblood of Mexico could easily become the tourist industry.  The pristine beaches, abundance of game fish, clean
accommodations, good food and friendly people attract tourists from all over the world.  However, the Napoleonic justice system, corrupt officials, crooked businessmen and the narcotics related violence have greatly diminished tourism in the last decade.  The tourist potential of Mexico is world renowned but remains largely undeveloped due to myopic leadership and corrupt officials.)



“Don’t Use Force” urges mining officials

El Imparcial (Hermosillo, Sonora) 3-8-10

Leaders of the mining industry in Cananea, Sonora, urge the government to use dialogue and not to use force in settling the mining dispute in Cananea.



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4 Responses to “Women constitute forty-five percent of the Mexican “migrants” in the United States”

  1. richmx2 Says:

    The same can be said about Mexico. You’d be surprised at the number of U.S. “illegals” here, although — like most countries — it is a matter of administrative, not criminal, law. And, since August 2008, those without proper visas are not subject to detention, but only fines.

    When I was an undocumented worker in Mexico (I started working on a tourist visa… not unusual here or there), I wouldn’t expect the U.S. government to treat me any differently than any other citizen living abroad, and wasn’t. Not that it’s anyone else’s business, but I am a legal resident at this time.

  2. David Yett Says:

    The translator’s note in the article titles “Guaymas Prepares for Bikers” mentions that the “Napoleonic justice system” has limited tourism in Mexico. Surely your translator is aware that the Mexican criminal code was completely revised last year, and can no longer be referred to as Napoleonic. Criminal suspects now have the presumption of innocence, the right to a public trial and “preventive detentions” have been essentially eliminated. Please correct this error.

  3. richmx2 Says:

    Uh… why would a Mexico — or any other country — distinguish between those of its citizens living in a foreign country according to the other country’s regulations? Living in another country is not a crime in Mexico, nor in any country I can think of, outside of maybe North Korea. Certainly, the U.S. government doesn’t distinguish between U.S. citizens in Mexico here on legitimate visas, and those who aren’t.

    • James Switzer Says:

      For this discussion, there are two kinds of Mexicans, or any country’s citizens, living in the U.S.; legals and illegals. It is not a crime in Mexico, you’re correct, but it is a demographic that they keep track of for whatever reason, probably because remittances from the U.S. make up so much of Mexico’s GNP.

      Most likely the biggest reason that the U.S. doesn’t distinguish between U.S. citizens legally in Mexico and citizens who are not legal, is that there are very few of the latter.

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