Arizona again captures the news

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El Financiero (Mexico City) 5/5/10

The UN High Commissioner hopeful of immigration reform

Geneva – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Antonio Gutierres, expressed hope that the administration of US President Barack Obama “manages to achieve immigration reform.”  Gutierres said that above all now “it is very hopeful” that an immigration reform be achieved in the US because the “anti-immigrant” law of Arizona is so negative “that certainly it will trigger something positive.”  


Arizona has declared itself racist: Carlos Fuentes

Madrid – Mexican author Carlos Fuentes recommended people with dark skin, mustaches, women with shawls or who speak poor English, not to travel to the state of Arizona since it has “officially declared itself racist.”  Arizona has declared “a racism clearly directed at the Mexican and Latin American population in general and starting with purely racial profiling,” he wrote in an article in the Spanish daily El Pais.  He criticized the change of position by Senator and ex-presidential candidate John McCain for having reversed himself on his “generous immigration project” with the late Edward Kennedy.


El Diario de Juarez (Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua) 5/5/10

Tourism waning in Arizona

Phoenix – The tourist sector of Arizona has already registered losses between 6 and 10 million dollars through cancellations of meetings and conferences by organizations that have decided to boycott the state because of the “anti-immigrant” law.  Kristen Jarnagin, spokeswoman for the Arizona Association of Hotels and Motels, confirmed that some 20 associations or groups have cancelled.  This doesn’t include cancellations by individuals and families on vacation, she said.


Political warning from Mexico

Political analyst Eduardo Borunda, in a column titled Arizona: anti-immigrant zone, sums up his rather lengthy commentary with the following two paragraphs:

The Arizona law has as its objective to inhibit migration to the United States and protect the citizens of Arizona, but it provokes in its structure a racial problem and one of violating civil rights.  President Barack Obama has in front of him the opportunity of changing the course of history or giving his back to millions of Latinos who gave him the vote to be the first president of color in the United States.

In conclusion, the topics of immigration, civil and human rights, have a new direction in the United States and Mexico.  No one can remain with arms crossed, neither the government of Barack Obama nor that of President Felipe Calderon.  To remain inactive would cause other states to present similar bills and initiate a more difficult process in the relations between both countries.  The commotion has electoral overtones.  Will there be a cost at the polls for whoever governs with racial overtones?  We await the results of November 2010.


El Universal (Mexico City) 5/5/10

Aeromexico considers stopping flights to Arizona

The Mexican airlines company Aeromexico is weighing the possibility of canceling the flight from Hermosillo, Sonora, to Phoenix, Arizona, due to diminishing passengers as a consequence of the “anti-immigrant” law in Arizona.  If the 50-passenger flights continue to be unprofitable, they will have to be canceled, an airline spokesman said.


Navy troops rescue 17 kidnap victims

Mexican Navy troops in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, [across from Brownsville, TX ] rescued 17 people being held in two houses while their kidnappers awaited extortion money from the victims’ relatives in the US.  The kidnap victims were located during operations being carried out against organized crime in the city.  The watchman over the group was identified by them and arrested.


Explosive device deactivated

The anti-bomb squad in Atizapan, Mexico state, [bordering the Federal District ] deactivated an explosive device in a commercial center of the city.  The device was spotted during a routine patrol.  According to reports, the object was constructed of a 10-kilogram gas tank, cans of powder with a detonator and a timing device.  It was located at the entrance of a supermarket

 in the Cristal business center.  It is estimated that the device could have affected at least a three block area.  It is unknown who planted the device.  The center lacks video surveillance.

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9 Responses to “Arizona again captures the news”

  1. Wayne Says:

    These people have no civil rights or any rights for that matter when in any country illegally. Boycott America, teach us a lesson. Declare war if you will and be done with it for good. It is sad we have to resort to these means but it is our country and if our federal government won’t enforce our laws and stand up for the American people you can bet we are tired enough of it, we will. Make no mistake, the free ride and anchor baby BS is about to end. We’ll get along just fine.

  2. Miguel Says:

    Benito, I don’t quite understand or agree with your arguments. Everything you say is good and true; however, it is not with what you say that I differ. It is what you glaringly omit that causes me to differ. You never mention anything about the illegality issue. Was this omission done on purpose? Was your whole text designed to convince (or bamboozle or charm or hypnotise) people into overlooking the issues of legality and order. As Americans are we obligated to accept all potential newcomers (even criminals) and extend to them at our cost health care, education, housing, jobs, etc.? Benito, por favor ¡deja de engañarnos con un idealismo falso y juvenil! Vamos al grano, amigo.

  3. June Says:

    Every state in the Union needs to adopt the Arizona bill. People talk only about getting rid of criminal aliens – they are ALL criminal. Deport them all. This is the greatest country on earth, yet we’re sinking into a third world abyss as the nation continues to be invaded. The illegals then produce their anchor babies and the beat goes on. Eisenhower was the last President who had the courage to send the invaders home. The present administration wants the votes that the illegal alien supporters generate, and to be able to furnish cheap labor to big business. We must get them all out of our country so we will once again be safe and have our country back.

  4. D. Porter Says:

    Illegal immigration is a crime as far as the United States is concerned. Same thing in Mexico, but somehow Mexicans seem to think they have the right to infest our homeland at will. We are getting sick and tired of it, and if you Mexicans really want to find out what a “sleeping giants” is I suggest you keep it up.

  5. Benito Says:

    I hope that every American, regardless of where he lives, will stop and examine his conscience about this and other related incidents. This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened. All of us ought to have the right to be treated as he would wish to be treated, as one would wish his children to be treated, but this is not the case.

    I know the proponents of this law say that the majority approves of this law, but the majority is not always right. Would women or non-whites have the vote if we listen to the majority of the day, would the non-whites have equal rights (and equal access to churches, restaurants, hotels, retail stores, schools, colleges and yes water fountains) if we listen to the majority of the day? We all know the answer, a resounding, NO!

    Today we are committed to a worldwide struggle to promote and protect the rights of all who wish to be free. In a time of domestic crisis men of good will and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics and do what is right, not what is just popular with the majority. Some men comprehend discrimination by never have experiencing it in their lives, but the majority will only understand after it happens to them.

    • PF Says:

      So often we overlook the human aspect of things. While I can understand that what you say comes from the heart, we have to look at the impact unchecked immigration is having on our resources, our services and our way of life. We will cease to exist if we don’t get a handle on this. There is a video that you should watch. This video puts emotion aside and delivers a pretty harsh reality punch about our future as a country. Hope you take a few moments to watch it with an open mind. We cannot solve the problems of the world. We can help, but we need to protect our own country and way of life first. Here is a link to the video:

      • Benito Says:

        “All Men are created equal”! The founders had it right, when attempting to form a perfect union and they also knew that they were not there yet but knew we one day would get there. Lincoln moved us forward as did JFK and LBJ. This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.

        It is my contention that this AZ law is not constitutional and will fail when challenged (unless they add more amendments), pretty funny for this so called perfect law.

  6. Diablo Says:

    This site records your entrance into my country:

  7. Diablo Says:

    I ask you to stay home if you cannot come to the USA legally. When I travel abroad, I carry my papers with me at all time in case I am stopped and asked for proof. What makes you any different. I don’t blame you wanting to come to America, but do it right and when you get here, speak our language – I learned yours so I could communicat when I go to Mexico. You know the English Language respect us and speak it.

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