NAVARRETTE: Mexico's strained relations with its diaspora
As if we're agents of the Mexican government working quietly to undermine U.S. sovereignty in the Southwest and hasten the day when that real estate reverts to its previous owner.
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Since: Oct 12
#1 Nov 15, 2012
Mexico need to join NATO and dollar.
#2 Nov 21, 2012
Sorry,@European2012, I know that you in Europe are experimenting a lot with supranational institutions and becoming part of bigger things that mere national states like France, Spain, etcetera.
I assure you that many many US Citizens do not want to form a larger entity with Mexico, and many Mexicans like me, do not want to become something like an additional US State, or something like that.
But you made very specific suggestions and I will comment on both.
1. NATO is in a period in which it is no longer an strictly defensive alliance. We saw the bombing of Lybia, which from our point of view was incredibly questionable from a moral point of view.
We Mexicans have managed not to get involved military in US adventures even when countries like Nicaragua, el Salvador or even Argentine did it in recent years. So like Swiss deffend their right to neutrality even when others do not understand it, we do it likewise. And to try to force Mexico participant of such adventures will not have good results. Even if some corrupt goverment decides someday and somehow to go along, belive me there will be Millions of Mexicans that will not.
Not that Mexicans are completedly severed from any idea of defensive alliance in the world. We have that old relic the TIAR, specifically for the case of a Soviet INVASION to the Americas.
2. The suggestion to adopt dollar as currency is also not very good from my point of view. It was mentioned often in the times of high inflation in the 70s and 80s. Now, the Mexican currency is stable since more than 10 years, and it provides a tool to promote Mexican stabilty and competitiveness.
Look at what happened in Southern Europe, the crisis in Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy...
If you want to repeat all the Propaganda, it is just the "irresponsibility" of the South European Character, and other arguments really bordering on racism. We, so far, know that those countries lost the tools to control their competitiveness against the German industry and finances.
Still, we hope that the European Union survive in some form, and that it promotes really the values it claims regarding human rights and democracy... but not a democracy imposed by bombs, or economic domination.
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