Archive for the 'Mexico' Category

Mexican Govt. Places Ads In US Newspapers

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

Via email:
David says - I was just wondering if you or anyone else saw the ad that Mexico ran in the newspapers yesterday. I saw the ad in the Washington Times and, from I understand, they ran it in several newspapers on both sides of the border. Here is an article explaining it more. […]

Inflatable Sex Dolls To Fight Mexican Machismo

Saturday, March 18th, 2006

Reuters UK
Mexico is deploying an army of inflatable sex dolls dressed as office executives in a head-turning publicity campaign against workplace harassment of women in the famously macho country.
Timed to coincide with International Women’s Day on Wednesday, the advertisements show sex dolls with staring eyes and gaping red mouths dressed in suits and sitting at […]

Request For Mexican ID Office Denied

Saturday, March 18th, 2006

Havasu News
Lake Havasu City recently denied a request by the Mexican government to set up an office in the Aquatic Center to process Mexican Consulate identity cards.
City Manager Richard Kaffenberger stated in his report before the Lake Havasu City Council Tuesday that the country of Mexico had contacted the city about opening an office here […]

Mexico Discovers Giant Oil Field in Gulf

Saturday, March 18th, 2006

Human Events Online
Mexico announced this week the discovery of a huge oil find, the Noxal field in the Gulf of Mexico off Veracruz. Estimated to contain as much as 10 billion barrels of oil, the find could well be larger than Cantarell Mexico’s biggest oil field, also in the Gulf, near Yukatan.
This find marks yet […]

UN Tells Mexico To Stop Forced Sterilizations

Friday, March 17th, 2006

Yahoo News
A UN anti-discrimination committee strongly urged Mexico to stop forced sterilizations of indigenous people and comply with an international convention.
The Committee against Racial Discrimination, comprised of 18 independent experts, told Mexico to “adopt all the necessary measures to put an end to this practice, to investigate it impartially, (and) to try and punish the […]

Mexico Forces Shutdown Of US Hotel, Demands Payoff

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

El Universal
City officials moved Tuesday to shut down a major, U.S.-owned hotel that angered many Mexicans when it kicked out a Cuban delegation under pressure from Washington.
Virginia Jaramillo Flores, head of the city borough where the upscale Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel is located, said authorities notified the hotel staff that it would be closed because […]

Mexican Gov. Helps Illegals Send Money Home With New Website

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

El Universal
The Mexican government is launching a website to help Mexicans in the United States compare the costs of wiring money back home, officials announced Tuesday.
The website, which will go online in May, aims to help the 10 million Mexicans residing in the United States and their families in Mexico “to improve their standard of […]

Mexican Official Shouted Off Stage In AZ

Friday, February 24th, 2006

Bwa! Ha! Ha! Ha!
AZStar.net
A high-ranking official with Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission was forced to cancel a talk at the University of Arizona today after several Tucsonans who favor a crackdown on illegal immigration became disruptive because he was speaking in Spanish.
Mauricio Farah, a national inspector for the Mexican commission, walked out of a packed […]

The Latinization of America

Friday, February 17th, 2006

The Record
President Bush and Congressional leaders of both parties are determined to achieve defacto amnesty in 2006 for millions of illegal migrants. Why should Americans concerned with racial harmony and national unity take a close look at the social and political impacts of massive Mexican immigration?
Professor Samuel P. Huntington, chairman of Harvard University’s Academy for […]

Mexican Government Fakes Rescue For TV

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

Guardian
The Mexican government has admitted to staging a dramatic kidnap rescue for the benefit of a prime-time television audience.
The raid, televised on December 9, in which Mexico’s equivalent of the FBI burst into a farmhouse at dawn, guns at the ready, to subjugate four alleged kidnappers and liberate three victims, had been presented by the […]

Vicente Fox Offends Women

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

El Universal
In a speech on Wednesday, Fox said that 75 percent of Mexican families now have washing machines, “and not with two legs and feet (referring to women), but metal washing machines.”
Lawmaker Cristina Portillo said that “Fox reduced women to objects, to house appliances, comparing them and considering them of less worth than metal washing […]

U.S. Gives Mexico Millions For Security

Monday, February 13th, 2006

The Washington Times
The U.S. government has sent more than $376 million to Mexico in the past decade for that country’s military and police to help stop alien and drug smugglers, guard against terrorists and protect America’s southern border, including $50 million due this year.
The money, quietly authorized through State and Defense department programs, has been […]

Filthy, Racist Gringos

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

Pittsburgh Live
Rob Allyn, the public relations expert hired by the Republic of Mexico to improve its image in the states, believes that American animosity toward immigrants is rooted partly in racism.
“You can smell it. It’s like bad art. You know it when you see it,” Mr. Allyn told The San Diego Union-Tribune.
One mission is to […]

Remittances Sent Home by Mexicans Living Abroad Rise To $20B

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

MoneySense
Remittances sent home by Mexicans living abroad rose to US$20 billion in 2005, a 17 percent increase over the year before, the Bank of Mexico reported Tuesday.
Remittances climbed by more than US$5.3 billion in the fourth quarter of 2005 alone, the bank said. They totaled US$16.6 billion in 2004.
Remittances have been climbing steadily for years, […]

Mexican Consulates Offer FREE Legal Help

Friday, January 27th, 2006

SF Gate
Mexican citizens living in Northern California can now get free legal help 24 hours a day through a hot line launched by the Bay Area’s Mexican Consulates.
A collaboration among the consulates in San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, the round-the-clock advice line is called Jurimex.
“It’s a very important way of extending consular protection to […]