Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Diplomat wants a North American union.

Nation: Hell No.

U.S.-Mexico relations could remain paralyzed unless leaders of the two nations and Canada formalize a North American partnership — akin to the European Union — before the U.S. baby boomer retirement wave hits in the next eight years, a ranking Mexican diplomat said here Tuesday. Enrique Berruga, Mexico's ambassador to the United Nations, shared his perspectives on the current and future U.S.-Mexico relationship at a panel discussion at the University of Texas at San Antonio Downtown Campus. It was organized by the UTSA Mexico Center and the San Antonio campus of Mexico's National Autonomous University. Noting that both countries depend on each other economically, Berruga urged leaders to see the big picture and put petty politics aside for the region's benefit. Instead of putting up fences or walls, U.S. policy would be better served by investing more in Mexico so the country can do a better job of standing on its own, keeping its work force employed instead of watching it flee north, he said. "We will be together forever and we need to make the best out of it," Berruga said.
How many more billions of dollars we need to "invest" in Mexico before you stand on your own two feet? Mexico has to clean up its own mess not have America give it welfare.

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