Happy Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Day!
On this date in the year 1848, in the conquered and occupied Federal District of Mexico, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed by representatives of US President James Polk and interim Mexican President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, ending the war between the two countries. By every possible measure, the war ended as a decisive victory for the United States and a humiliating defeat | Read More »
Like it or Not: Mexico is America’s Next Afghanistan
With the exception of, perhaps, Texas governor Rick Perry, no public official wants to publicly admit an obvious fact: The United States of America will likely be forced to invade Mexico. It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. The question then becomes: What to do with Mexico after we invade it and wipe out the drug cartels (as much as can be). | Read More »
A Map to Break Your Heart: Mexico Bleeds
Nearly every square mile of Mexico is now under the control of the drug cartels.
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Obama and Calderon Trash Arizona
At the White House today, during the welcome ceremony for Mexican President Filipe Calderon – a welcoming to an official state visit wherein Calderon is to be celebrated – President Obama stood by as Calderon trashed the state of Arizona and its citizens over Arizona’s immigration control law: At the start of Wednesday’s White House visit, Calderon said the law discriminated against Mexicans and called | Read More »
Is Obama Planning a North American Common Market?
In his current Canadian trip, Barack Obama has attracted a lot of attention for his statement that he would like to modify the NAFTA accord to give a higher status to labor and environmental standards. There’s been some blowback from Canada, but reaction has been relatively muted. What is surprising is that the reaction in Mexico has been muted as well. Given the Mexican government’s | Read More »