Refugees Then and Now

The some 1,500 migrants now seeking to cross the U.S. border are not particularly welcome, though they are fleeing the cartel violence financed by insatiable American drug consumers. Similarly, in World War II an equal number of Polish refugees trying to find safety in the U.S. were not welcome because they were thought to jeopardize the alliance with communist Russia against the Nazis. Immigration is seldom easy. Continue reading “Refugees Then and Now”

Mexico’s Drug War

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) has issued its annual report on global wars, causing some shock. It cites Mexico as second only to Syria in deaths from war in 2016 – almost 23 thousand killed as compared to Syria’s 50 thousand. That puts Mexico ahead of Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia and other wars currently underway. Continue reading “Mexico’s Drug War”

Acapulco Off Limits

When it was time to relax, Hollywood stars like Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor and Errol Flynn, among others, headed straight for their version of paradise – sunny, fun-filled Acapulco on Mexico’s Pacific coast, where the good times kept coming. In a splendid setting at the famed Flamingo hotel on the cliffs above town, they sipped their favorite loco coco cocktail, savored the view, and the only danger they faced was getting a little tipsy too close to the edge. Continue reading “Acapulco Off Limits”

Beheadings in Mexico

A widely circulated video conveys the beheading in Syria of James Foley, an American who had undergone harsh imprisonment and torture. The grim picture repulsed the media and US Government, leading, among other things, to yet another war in the Middle East. Without questioning the horror involved, why not look across our southern border into Mexico to see many more such videos, courtesy of the drug cartels.

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