Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Mexican Square Biz ... (listening to Hey Jude)

"Perhaps Mr Fox's biggest mistake has been his failure to lobby effectively over migration on Capitol Hill. Andrés Rozental, who heads the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations ... notes that this contrasts with the effort made to secure passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1993, when Mexico used its network of over 40 consulates to lobby Congress. Another unused channel of influence is the one-in-12 people born in Mexico who now live in the United States (see chart). Most are there legally and many are eligible to vote." ...

Simon ... this is from Shots Across the Border ... in the current issue of The Economist ... how will candidates treat immigration or spin this cochinada during the Mexican Presidential race in July 2006 ... not "as justification for anti-American rhetoric of the kind that has become common farther south. Mexico's ties to the United States are too important for that" ... dice this article ... check it out aqui ...

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