Hillary Clinton in Mexico Today
Update: I watched an interview with Hillary Clinton this morning, she's quite a lady. Her visit to my country has attracted attention in a very positive way. I was happy to hear we share the same opinion, there's more to Mexico besides drug Lords. She talked about sending indigenous students to study in U.S.A so they can come back and share their knowledge in their communities.
Wow, an American foreign policy based on honesty! Secretary of State Hillary Clinton travels to Mexico and actually speaks the truth. She speaks the truth not just behind closed doors but in front of the world. On conservative talk radio they have been going after the secretary for daring to say what everyone who knows anything has been saying: The United States contributes to the Mexican drug cartel problem by its demand for drugs. What is so amazing about taking after the secretary is that the conservative hosts should understand that this is a simple principle of capitalism: supply and demand. If we should suddenly make cane sugar illegal in the U.S. then the cartels in Mexico would be happy to oblige and produce that.
News about violence drugs and guns in Mexico invade the media. It is happening, there is a fight going on but little is said about the millions of Mexicans that want this war to be won. Millions of people that carry on with their normal everyday life, concerned more about the price of tortillas to feed their families. Students doing their best to get their College scholarships. Good people doing good things.
What a shameful time for Mexico caused by a shameful lust of power and prostitution of self and values. The denial of goodness, kindness and integrity in the pursue of wealth.
Securing the border is a primary strategy against drug and arms traffic.
As Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa describes Hillary Clinton's visit to Mexico as " The inauguration of a new bilateral cooperation era" the truth is The Secretary of State's visit will be eclipsed by the escalating violence in the war against organized crime.
Her visit includes Mexico and Monterrey in a period of 48 hours, just a day after President Barak Obama announced more resources to secure the southeastern USA frontier to help Mexico fight against drug cartels.
Aunque la canciller mexicana Patricia Espinosa describe la visita de Hillary Clinton a México hoy, y la de Barak Obama los próximos 16 y 17 de abril, como "la inauguración de una nueva era en la cooperación bilateral", lo ciertos es que la agenda diplomática de la secretaria de Estado se verá eclipsada por la espiral de violencia en la lucha contra el narcotráfico que vive su vecino del sur. Clinton aterrizará en México -donde visitará durante 48 horas la capital y Monterrey- un día después de que Obama anunciara más dinero, tecnología y capital humano para asegurar la frontera suroeste de EEUU y ayudar a las autoridades mexicanas en su lucha contra los cárteles de droga. La cooperación antinarcóticos será clave en sus conversaciones.
Clinton's two-day visit to Mexico City and the northern city of Monterrey will focus on anti-drug cooperation, but she will also take in subjects such as trade, energy and the upcoming summit of the G-20 nations, which the leaders of the both countries will attend.
Among the Mexican government's concerns are a recent cutoff by the U.S. Congress of a program that allowed some Mexican trucks to travel into the United States. Lawmakers said they were addressing safety issues, but Mexican officials called the action a violation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. They have slapped tariffs on dozens of U.S. products in response.