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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Dec 16, 2005 Unresolved Murders of Women Rankle in Mexican Border City: New State Officials Seek Justice in Hundreds of Bungled Cases
QUOTE: For years, the mysterious deaths and disappearances of women have frustrated officials and terrified families in Juarez, a transient city where thousands of women live in shantytowns and work in maquiladoras...More than 100 of the murder cases remain unsolved because of bungling by inept or corrupt officials...
Washington Post Nov 07, 2005 Supreme Court to Hear Cases of Convicted Honduran, Mexican Citizens: Convicted of Murder, Honduran Says Police Denied Him Access to Embassy
QUOTE: The U.S. justice system recently has begun paying closer attention to the issue, with some prodding from the International Court of Justice. After Mexico filed a complaint with the international court in 2003, contending that the U.S. had violated the Vienna Convention rights of 51 Mexican defendants on death row, the ICJ ordered the U.S. government to review all 51 cases, saying Mexican consular officials could have aided the defendants.
Washington Post Nov 06, 2005 Passport to Health Care At Lower Cost to Patient: California HMOs Send Some Enrollees to Mexico
QUOTE: With health care costs in the United States continuing to rise, many employers in Southern California are turning to insurance plans that send their workers to Mexico for routine care...the new trend has some medical professionals in the United States worried that care is being sacrificed to low prices.
Washington Post Jul 30, 2005 Unending Graft Is Threatening Latin America
QUOTE: Brazil's scandal is just the latest reminder of the unremitting corruption that has marked Latin American politics since colonial times, when absolute rulers regarded newly conquered realms in the New World as their personal property.
New York Times Jun 06, 2005 The Supreme Court Dismisses the Controversial Consular Rights Case: A Blessing in Disguise for International Law Advocates?
QUOTE: Many observers had hoped the Medellin case might result in a landmark opinion defining the role of international law and institutions in the U.S. justice system. When the Court dismissed the case, they felt a valuable opportunity had been squandered.
Findlaw May 13, 2005 Immigration Measure Introduced
QUOTE: McCain said current immigration policy is "unacceptable," in part because it forces Mexican nationals and others illegally seeking to enter the United States to rely on human smugglers or risk their lives crossing the desert alone.
Washington Post Mar 08, 2005 Mexicans on Death Row To Get Hearings: Bush Tells Texas Courts to Review Cases of 51 Denied Consular Aid
QUOTE: The Bush administration has announced that it will attempt to defuse a long-simmering international dispute over the death penalty by instructing Texas state courts to give 51 Mexicans facing the death penalty new hearings on their claims that they were denied meetings with diplomats from their nation, in violation of international law.
Washington Post Dec 06, 2004 A Harsh Price to Pay in Pursuit of a Dream: For Central American Women, Sexual Coercion Is Hazard on Route to U.S.
QUOTE: "If you come to my office and lie down with me, you can pass." That was the ... price of passage to the United States.
Washington Post Oct 10, 2004 In Mexico, a Question of Guilt by Protestation: Man Who Claimed Police Weren't Doing Enough to Solve Cousin's Murder Is Charged in Her Death
QUOTE: Investigations by the United Nations, the Inter-American Human Rights Commission, Amnesty International, members of the U.S. Congress and other groups have repeatedly shown that local [Mexican--Ed.] police have mishandled or fabricated evidence and failed to follow logical leads. The probes have found that police have sometimes framed suspects or tortured innocent people into making false confessions so they could claim to have solved cases.
Washington Post Sep 26, 2004 TATTOOED WARRIORS: The Next Generation; Shuttling Between Nations, Latino Gangs Confound the Law
QUOTE:...many human rights advocates and community leaders worry that the aggressive measures governments are taking against gangs have not solved the problem as much as they have spread it.
New York Times Aug 30, 2004 For Good Press, Slip 'Em Pesos: In Mexico, candidates and officials often pay hefty sums for positive news coverage. Much of the cash comes out of public funds.
QUOTE: In many ways, Mexican news media have come a long way since the long-ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, began loosening its grip on most facets of Mexican life more than a decade ago....But candidates and government officials from Chihuahua and Veracruz states, from Oaxaca and Nuevo Leon, say that many old corrupt practices, such as the convenio, remain in place. They say they have no choice but to enter into the deals with owners of local media or watch their careers or candidacies suffer from negative news coverage or neglect.
Los Angeles Times Jun 28, 2004 Immigrant Smugglers Become More Ruthless: Tactics Changing in Face of Federal Crackdown
QUOTE: From Southern California to Texas, as a federal crackdown against illicit crossings intensifies along the nation's southwestern border, smugglers are taking ruthless new steps to exploit the multitude of poor immigrants from Mexico and Central America trying to reach the United States at any cost.
Washington Post Feb 08, 2004 Making the Facts Fit the Case for War
QUOTE: "...presidents and other decision makers usually get the intelligence they want. This doesn't mean that intelligence reports should be ignored, but that they must be viewed with skepticism."
New York Times Jan 07, 2004 Bush Would Give Illegal Workers Broad New Rights
QUOTE: Under Mr. Bush's proposal, which effectively amounts to an amnesty program for illegal immigrants with jobs in the United States, an undocumented worker could apply for temporary worker status here for an unspecified number of years, with all the employee benefits, like minimum wage and due process, accorded to those legally employed.
New York Times Oct 26, 2003 Americans Stake Claims in a Baja Land Rush
QUOTE: Slowly but surely, acre by acre, Mexico's Baja Peninsula is becoming an American colony.
New York Times Aug 31, 2003 Critics Say Mexico's Fox Broke Human Rights Vows
QUOTE: Fox took office promising to make Mexico an international leader in human rights....But a mounting chorus of critics in Mexico and abroad say Fox has failed to keep that promise.
Washington Post Aug 25, 2003 Old ID Card Gives New Status to Mexicans in U.S.
QUOTE: This summer, Indianapolis and seven other Midwestern cities started accepting an identity card issued by the Mexican government, offering Mexicans who are here illegally a startlingly new sense of legitimacy.
New York Times Jul 01, 2003 U.S. May Cut Aid Over Court Immunity
QUOTE: The Bush administration, intent on exempting U.S. citizens from prosecution by the International Criminal Court, is drawing fresh accusations of diplomatic heavy-handedness...
Washington Post Jun 30, 2003 Apathetic Voters Seem Likely to Prolong Mexican Stalemate
QUOTE: The PRI still holds a plurality in the Senate and the lower House of Congress, and it has stymied Mr. Fox's proposals for changing Mexico at almost every turn....Mexico has the world's toughest term limits: no one at the federal level can be re-elected, not members of Congress, senators or presidents.
New York Times Jun 09, 2003 Malnutrition Blights Mexico's Young
QUOTE: Despite significant social advances in Mexico and an overall improvement in nutrition, two million children under the age of 5 are chronically malnourished, a number that has not changed in 30 years...
Washington Post Apr 04, 2003 Latin Sweatshops Pressed by U.S. Campus Power
QUOTE: The BJ&B factory, which employs about 1,600 people, was the focus of the first campaigns on American campuses against sweatshop labor that grew out of the protests against globalization in the 1990's.
New York Times Mar 22, 2003 Trade Brings Riches, but Not to Mexico's Poor
QUOTE: Free trade -- most famously NAFTA -- has failed to lift the country out of poverty...Instead, such policies have helped the upper classes and widened the divide between rich and poor.
Washington Post Feb 16, 2003 A Toxic Legacy on the Mexican Border Abandoned U.S.-Owned Smelter in Tijuana Blamed for Birth Defects, Health Ailments
QUOTE: Every time the wind blows or the rain falls, more of the toxins end up in Colonia Chilpancingo, a worker's village of 10,000 people directly below the plant.
Washington Post Feb 07, 2003 Mexico's death-penalty juncture
QUOTE: Death-penalty opponents and lawyers at home and abroad say the US justice system is largely failing foreign nationals - as well as many poor Americans - charged with capital crimes.
Christian Science Monitor Jan 31, 2003 Mexican farmers stage mass protest
QUOTE: ...the main beneficiaries of the rising Mexican exports have been large, corporate farms rather than the small-plot farms on which millions of Mexicans still live.
Salon Sep 17, 2002 U.S. Will Get Power, and Pollution, From Mexico
QUOTE: The irony of exporting power when Mexicans need more — and when their electricity bills are doubling — is not lost on the populace. But support for the new plants among politicians is nearly total. Public opposition to the plants was muted by the fact that they were a done deal before the public knew anything about them.
New York Times Aug 18, 2002 The Free-Trade Fix
QUOTE: Globalization is meant to signify integration and unity -- yet it has proved, in its way, to be no less polarizing than the cold-war divisions it has supplanted.
New York Times Jul 02, 2002 Mexican Corruption Suspect Surrenders to U.S. in Houston
QUOTE: charges that [Rogelio Montemayor Seguy] he approved over $200 million in questionable payments [from Pemex]....funneled through the union to the presidential campaign of Francisco Labastida Ochoa, the candidate of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI
New York Times Jun 30, 2002 In Mexico, an Unpunished Crime: Victims Face Widespread Cultural Bias in Pursuit of Justice
QUOTE: In many parts of Mexico, the penalty for stealing a cow is harsher than the punishment for rape. Although the law calls for tough penalties for rape -- up to 20 years in prison -- only rarely is there an investigation into even the most barbaric of sexual violence.
Washington Post Nov 08, 2001 Killings Reignite Fear in Mexico Town
QUOTE: Women's groups have insisted that the number of women who disappeared had risen to more than 200, and they accused police of failing to investigate.
New York Times Oct 30, 2001 Bush Announces a Crackdown On Visa Violators
QUOTE: President Bush moved today to tighten immigration controls in order to keep potential terrorists out of the United States, partly by cracking down on foreigners who have stayed beyond the terms of their visas.
New York Times Oct 06, 2001 The 40-Year War
QUOTE: That decent 1990's impulse to do good in Bosnia and Kosovo, even at the price of alienating Russia and China, was already, before Sept. 11, giving way to a foreign policy based on an unsentimental notion of our national interest.
New York Times Aug 21, 2001 On California's Urban Border, Praise for Immigration Curbs
QUOTE: Worse...the hordes passing through the Border Patrol said it once arrested more than 2,000 immigrants here in one 24-hour period gave this city with a population of about 26,000 a negative image that kept families and visitors away.
New York Times Aug 10, 2001 U.S.-Mexico Talks Produce Agreement On Immigration Policy
QUOTE: The United States and Mexico agreed in principle today to an expanded temporary worker program that would allow some of the estimated three million Mexicans living here unlawfully to earn permanent legal residency...
New York Times Jul 31, 2001 Dubious Justice in Mexico: Village Vigilantes Block Path to Modernity
QUOTE: ...the biggest city in North America sprawls across a vast valley, containing both choked urban centers and more than 45 villages, where there are more animals and planted fields than people.
Washington Post Jul 30, 2001 Teamsters May Stall Bush Goals for Mexican Trucks and Trade
QUOTE: the union's success in blocking Mr. Bush's open-border plan has been its ability to turn the debate from one of protectionism — the desire of American truckers to prevent low-paid, nonunionized Mexican drivers from taking their jobs — to one of public safety.
New York Times Jul 21, 2001 Mexican Killer is Refused Clemency By Oklahoma
QUOTE: ...Gov. Frank Keating of Oklahoma yesterday turned down a request for clemency from a Mexican citizen ...
New York Times May 17, 2001 People Smuggling Now Big Business in Mexico
QUOTE: Immigrant smuggling on the U.S.-Mexican border...has become a multibillion-dollar industry increasingly controlled by large, well-organized syndicates.
Washington Post May 11, 2001 Pachuca Journal: New Model for the Mentally Ill
QUOTE: mental health advocates call a "revolution in care," were made after reports about filthy and unsafe conditions in Mexican hospitals were exposed by a human rights group...
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