These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

26 06 2017

Fairfield, California

Self-deportation and family reunification, all rolled into one.

Just so you know, the Mexican government, especially its foreign relations agency, has a program, run through its American consulates, that reminds Mexicans born in the United States to two Mexican-born parents that they are also Mexican by jus sanguinis just as much as they are “American” by jus soli, and seek to get such American-born Mexicans to register officially as Mexican at the consulate offices.  So, not only do we have self-deportation and family reunification, as a bonus, we can throw in accurate recognition of ancestry.

 

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Wicked Racial Profiling Trick

3 10 2016

San Diego

It may or may not be paywalled.

Since it wasn’t for me, (I know tricks which work on paywalls about half the time), I’ll cut to the chase:

The editorial bent of this story is ZOMG 2ND AMENDMENT PRIVACY LOL~!!!!!1

All I need to know is where it was happening:  Southern California, and especially suburban San Diego.

Which means the purpose of doing it is to try to catch drug cartels before they make their way across the border with what they procured at these shows.  Or, if not that, to assemble a nice paper trail for U.S. Attorneys’ future use.

I wouldn’t be so upset with this, if I already didn’t know that at about this same time, the Obama Administration was practically directly arming Mexican drug gangs and cartels, in a devious attempt to sandbag both American domestic immigration politics and 2A politics.





What, This Anti-Black Hellhole?

31 08 2016

Mexico City

AP:

Mexico issues transit visas to surge of African migrants

Mexican immigration authorities say 424 migrants from African countries arrived at the southern state of Chiapas over two days last week.

The National Immigration Institute said Tuesday that it has issued them 20-day transit visas that will allow the migrants to reach the U.S.-Mexico border, where they plan to request asylum.

They must not have heard that the United States of America is an anti-black hellhole, full of racism, oppression, police violence against black babies’ bodies, the school-to-prison pipeline, systemic racism, structural racism, institutional racism, and many a gap.





The Fast and the Furious (With Arabic Subtitles)

30 06 2016

Paris

Well, well, well.

Unstated here but obvious to anyone who reads closely enough is how the international small arms black market can really get around.  This gat was allowed to “walk” from Phoenix to Mexico, (remember, that was the supposed purpose of Operation Gunrunner, to create a paper trail of firearms process crimes which the Feds could later use either to prosecute Mexican cartel gang bangers or use those charges as hanging swords to get them to snitch/become pidgeons), and somehow, it made its way from Mexico to France.





Good Deed

14 06 2016

Rio

Yahoo:

In Rio’s favelas lack of property rights can be lethal for young men

(snip)

In favelas like Cantagalo, where people often lack formal documents to prove they own their ramshackle homes, young men are disproportionately impacted by violence, analysts said.

“There is no clear definition of who owns the land in Cantagalo,” said Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho, a lecturer at King’s College London specializing in Brazilian politics.

“A population with a sense of ownership of their homes has more direct communitarian ties,” he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. “I believe this sense of ownership would reduce the vulnerability to criminality.”

Home to more than 20 percent of Rio’s residents, favelas first developed as squatter communities. As a result, many favela residents do not have formal title for their homes.

I actually think that the cause of this isn’t so much the lack of a private property legal culture in Rio and Brazil in as much as it is the lazy way that Mediterraneans and their diaspora and former colonies deal with measuring land.





Irony Overload

10 06 2016

Mexico

Too much irony in one article for this or any given snarky blogmeister to handle.

You’re on your own.





He Knows What Carlos Slim Did Last Summer

14 11 2015

Mexico City

If this is all that is in this book, and as of now, the book is only available in its original Spanish language version, (which tells you a lot), then they left out the most interesting parts.

Which are:

1. Slim talked the Mexican government into giving him a telecom monopoly charter, both internally and in the venue of phone calls made across any international border both to and from Mexico.

2. Perhaps one reason why there isn’t much media interest in Slim’s career, his fortune, how he made his fortune, why he advocates mass immigration into the United States (hint:  see above), or even his very existence, is that Slim is buying an ever-increasing share of the New York Times, which means he’s buying control of the choke point of the American media and also good chunk of the world media.