d to Mexico as a child, Secretary Solis' trip to Mexico City this week to lead the U.S. Presidential Delegation for Mexico's Bicentennial Celebration had both personal and professional significance. The Secretary kept a diary of her brief Mexican adventure to remember all the special details of the trip – not just for herself, but for those across America who live both the challenges and benefits that come with the dynamic relationship between the U.S. and Mexico.
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d coordinate efforts to inform employers about the laws enforced by the department and to educate Mexican nationals working in Oregon about their rights under these laws. Consul of Mexico Enrique A. Romero Cuevas and the division's Portland District Office Director Jeffrey J. Genkos discussed the challenges that the Mexican community faces regarding labor rights and agreed on developing training and educational programs. The Portland District Office will participate with the Mexican Consulate at their upcoming Labor Rights Week program.
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d up to "drug war"
35,000+ civilians killed since 2006
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Where is the US news media?
We posted a video about the situation in Mexico a week ago.
Two things I consider very strange:
1. The US news media is misrepresenting the military's "war on drugs" and not reporting that the only people dying are civilians.
2. It's paying no attention at all to what's going on in a country right on our border while simultaneously obsessing over Libya and now the Ivory Coast.
The US Federal government buys weapons for the Mexican military which end up in the hands of cartel members.
US banks launder Mexican drug industry profits.
Our absurd anti-drug laws create the market for this mayhem.…
fears Americans will flood their country and bring violence and chaos to their streets.“Americans have a well-documented history of violence and we must act to keep our country safe,” President Nieto stated. “Many Americans have expressed a desire to relocate to our country in the event that Donald Trump becomes President. We can not have Mexico flooded with criminals and rapists. They are a violent nation and they won’t send us their best. We must be vigilant and keep a close eye on what could possibly transpire.”The unprecedented move would mark a dynamic change in how Mexico handles foreigners. Many Mexicans fear the move could adversely affect trade relations with the United States. Mexico is currently the United States 3rd largest goods trading partner with $507 billion in total (going both directions) goods trade during 2013. Goods exports totaled $226 billion; Goods imports totaled $280 billion. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Mexico was $54 billion in 2013.
n and with great daring-do killed him, but now no one can see the body?
I guess the Mexicans liked the Osama bin Laden story so much, they re-cycled it.
Instead of taking Mexican drug lord Heriberto Lazcano's body to a police morgue - which is standard operating procedure even in Mexico - the military took it to an UNGUARDED and privately owned funeral parlor and lo and behold, some bad guys came and took it away.
Who exactly did the Mexican Marines kill?
Well they did an in field ID test (hey, just like the SEALS!) and determined it was him. Too bad the body is gone. (I guess the Mexicans didn't think that throwing the bodies of bad guys in the ocean is a plausible way to get rid of whoever it was they shot.)
Heriberto Lazcano was originally trained by US Special Forces to fight Mexican drug cartels. He decided the money was better on the other side and started his own narco-body guard service and then his own cartel with his other US trained buddies. (A real "Scarface" story.)
Now he's dead...sort of...they think.
Note: The cartel that the US wants to win this war - the Sinoloas - has barely gotten a scratch and they profit massively from the Mexican government's success fighting the Zetas.