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Crime, unrest hurting tourism in Mexico

Except for the bomb this morning.  (Aug 1, 2007 | post #102)

NAFTA Promotes

"Free trade agreements stoke the fires of migration" It would be interesting to see the numbers of illegal immigrants in the US from Mexico before and after the imposition of NAFTA regulations on Mexico.  (May 8, 2007 | post #1)

Santa Cruz, CA

More troops needed in Iraq

A lot of these places the US was kicked out of; the rest were deemed unnecessary for defense. Why would you place Iraq with these instead of with Europe and Vietnam. There's nothing wrong with my facts, but there is with yours.  (Dec 26, 2006 | post #55)

Oaxaca, an Irreversible Crisis

It's getting hard for me to believe anything written below the impossible statement that there are 70,000 teachers in the city of Oaxaca. I have been hearing this for 5 months, but it can't be true. There are only about 490,000 people in Oaxaca, which would mean there was one teacher for every seven people, i.e. about one teacher for every family. This has got to be a typo. 7,000 teachers would be one teacher for every 70 people. We can imagine 30 or even 40 kids out of every seventy being in school. Why is this obvious falsehood being perpetuated? And has anyone seen a more realistic figure published?  (Dec 26, 2006 | post #1)

6 U.S. Troops Die in Bloody Iraq Weekend

This is indeed important news and I have posted the news somewhere. These guys are very likely in Iraq to plot the invasion and capture of the American army with the cooperation of a fifth column made up of Shiite militias. I don't know what information they can torture out of them, but I wish them the best. This is good news from a very gloomy front.  (Dec 26, 2006 | post #33)

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Immigration Advocates Rally Around U.S.

Sounds nice. Labor flowing freely north. Money flowing freely south. That sounds proper. And that people can make money from it is wonderfully amazing. The peso is likely to gain from the confidence the people of Mexico are starting to feel in their new leader. If he can keep doing what he's been doing the PAN will prevail over the PRD and the PRI will be even more diminished. It was looking for a while that a leftist revolution was possible (See COHA report on topix) but Calderon may turn things around. Meanwhile, over here (groan) the dollar requires the help of a grudging world to keep it from tanking.  (Dec 26, 2006 | post #7480)

6 U.S. Troops Die in Bloody Iraq Weekend

The deaths may persist well into the administration that inherits this mess. No one wants to admit defeat; and victory is hard to define at this point. What are we fighting for? To protect our freedom? From the Iraqis and Afghanis? From unstoppable fanatics like Atta and McVeigh? Is what we are doing over there really helping? Is is good to turn the whole world against us in a potential WWIII? Lot of questions.  (Dec 26, 2006 | post #31)

6 U.S. Troops Die in Bloody Iraq Weekend

So what do you think you need to win? Just for us to shut up? You look like dead meat to me. What's it look like from over there?  (Dec 26, 2006 | post #30)

Iran warns U.N. to expect reaction over sanctions

Starting to look like the brink of a possible WWIII.  (Dec 26, 2006 | post #173)

6 U.S. Troops Die in Bloody Iraq Weekend

This is the most depressing Christmas story I ever heard. Have the best Christmas you are able to and to all a good night.  (Dec 25, 2006 | post #23)

Santa Cruz, CA

More troops needed in Iraq

The best historical parallel to Bush is Napoleons attempt to bring democracy to Europe. It left such a wake of death, destruction, dislocation and disillusionment that Europe sank in to a pessimistic depression for decades. Imagine America in that state a few years from now. It will be time for a strong man in America.  (Dec 25, 2006 | post #49)

Santa Cruz, CA

6 U.S. Troops Die in Bloody Iraq Weekend

And what about when Canada seals IT'S border?  (Dec 25, 2006 | post #22)

Santa Cruz, CA

6 U.S. Troops Die in Bloody Iraq Weekend

Sigh.) Ain't it true? Not that it necessarily needs to be done; but there's a clue to something important there, no?  (Dec 25, 2006 | post #21)

Santa Cruz, CA

More troops needed in Iraq

The brief flurry of peace will be disrupted when the celebrations by Kurds in eastern Turkey turn nasty and civil war breaks out. Suddenly Turkey will be delivered an ultimatum by the EU/NATO: If you cede eastern Turkey to the Kurds, you will be admitted to the EU; if you do not you will be ejected from NATO.  (Dec 25, 2006 | post #47)

Santa Cruz, CA

More troops needed in Iraq

There will never be peace until the return of John Lennon. A lull will come not when a strong man rules Iraq again, but when Iraq is ethnically cleansed and divided between a Shiite Islamic Republic under the protection of Iran in the south, a Baathite protectorate in the middle, and an independent Kurdistan in the north.  (Dec 25, 2006 | post #46)

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