Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Stunning Hypocrisy

http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/06/22/mexico.arizona.lawsuit/index.html?hpt=T2

In its brief, Mexico "underscored that it is fundamental and imperative that the human and civil rights of its citizens are duly respected while present in Arizona or in any other state of the United States," the foreign ministry said.

All I can say is wow. Is it truly possible that Mexico has the audacity to lecture the US on human rights? This coming from a country that in the last 40 yrs committed the following, according to the Human Rights Watch:

"violations included the massacres of student protesters in 1968 and 1971, and the torture, execution, and forced disappearance of hundreds of civilians during the country's "dirty war" in the 1970s and early 1980s.Compounding the horror of these atrocities was the fact that, for decades,Mexico failed to investigate and prosecute those responsible, thereby forcing Mexican society to assimilate the ultimate lesson in the limits of their country's rule of law: government officials could get away with even the most brutal crimes."

The entire report from HRW can be found here:
http://www.hrw.org/en/reports/2006/05/16/mexico-lost-transition-0

The Mexican gov't needs to use its resources to fix its problems at home.

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