Never Forget! 9-11 2020

Some 9/11 cartoons courtesy of Cagle Cartoons.  

Trump Capitulates to Russia Publicly

Donald Trump publicly capitulated to Russia yesterday on live television. Yesterday, Trump declared that the cease fire in the Turkish incursion of Syria is now “permanent”. Trump also announced that the United States has lifted sanctions against Turkey. As they say, fiction is stranger than reality. This latest debacle poignantly illustrates this. Let’s see why.… Read More Trump Capitulates to Russia Publicly

Venezuela, the United States and the Two Faces of AMLO

Venezuela is in turmoil. Venezuelan opposition leader, Juan Guaidó has managed to get an unknown number of the Venezuelan military to back him on his quest to overthrow Nicolás Maduro. Maduro refuses to give up power leading to clashes between pro-Maduro and pro-Guaidó supporters. Like all civil wars, the situation is fluid. And like all… Read More Venezuela, the United States and the Two Faces of AMLO

U.S. Border Military Deployments

Shortly before the Midterms, Donald Trump ordered the U.S. military to the border in response to the “invaders” heading to America. Many, including some Republicans, have called the military deployment a “stunt”. The so-called “invaders” – migrants in a caravan trekking through México – didn’t make it to the border until after the Midterms. Even… Read More U.S. Border Military Deployments

The Last Time America Picked a Side It Resulted in 9/11

The last time the American government picked one country over another it resulted in the 9/11 attacks. The murder of Jamal Khashoggi is another example of America picking one country to curtail another. The Trump Administration, like its predecessors, kowtows to the Saudis. The U.S. government made the same choice in the 1980’s when it… Read More The Last Time America Picked a Side It Resulted in 9/11

Venezuela Accuses Mexico of Regime Change

In an unprecedented turn of events and an unintended consequence of México’s engagement in world affairs it has been accused of an attempted regime change and the attempted assassination of a foreign leader. As if that wasn’t enough, the Mexican government has been accused of being “right-wing” by Venezuela’s Maduro. Venezuela is facing a serious… Read More Venezuela Accuses Mexico of Regime Change

The Mexican Military Industrial Complex

Looking at the aerospace industry in México yesterday, we saw how México is growing its aerospace manufacturing prowess through strategic partnerships with manufacturers. We also noted how the Mexican military has embarked on the plan to reduce its military reliance on foreign equipment. The annual budget for the Mexican defense budget is expected to continue… Read More The Mexican Military Industrial Complex

The Mexican Aircraft Industry

Airplanes are made up of thousands, if not millions, of specialized parts that require sophisticated and exacting manufacturing. The Boeing Company says that its 747 is made up of over 6 million individual components. México is known for its automotive export market and the recently negotiated NAFTA 2.0 agreement has demonstrated México’s robust industrial market… Read More The Mexican Aircraft Industry

Cooperation is Key to U.S.-Mexico Relationship

The problem with Donald Trump’s antagonism of México is that friendly relations between nations brings cooperation. When Trump attacks Mexicans or México it results in Mexicans rethinking their cooperation with the United States. In addition to México being the third-largest trading partner with the United States, México’s cooperation on several levels secures America. Donald Trump… Read More Cooperation is Key to U.S.-Mexico Relationship

How Chain Migration and the Lottery System was Born

Recently, the issue of the immigration “lottery” system and “chain migration” has entered the common vernacular of the immigration debate. The lottery system and chain migration are the result of a broken immigration system that traces back its origin to the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, wherein the United States codified who was allowable… Read More How Chain Migration and the Lottery System was Born

Henry Kissinger, the Architect of Shit Holes

Richard Nixon’s National Security Advisor, Henry Kissinger is a war criminal. But we’ll get to that in a moment. Let’s focus on today’s politics – Donald Trump and the ongoing immigration debate and how Kissinger is the architect of the divisiveness on immigration. Today’s debate about “shit hole” countries and immigration control hearken back to… Read More Henry Kissinger, the Architect of Shit Holes

Donald Trump Overwhelmingly Rebuked at the United Nations

Quick, what do North Korea and Iraq have in common with Donald Trump? Trump has joined an exclusive club of people who have been overwhelmingly rebuked by the United Nations General Assembly. Yesterday, the General Assembly took up Trump’s insistence in upsetting the tentative peace between Israel and Palestine by announcing the U.S. would be… Read More Donald Trump Overwhelmingly Rebuked at the United Nations

Pearl Harbor and the Mexican Friendship that Extends Beyond Politics

Today is the remembrance of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that officially brought the United States into World War II. As the day’s remembrances play out today, it is important to note which countries came to the defense of the United States and which were the enemy. For me, as an immigrant, it is… Read More Pearl Harbor and the Mexican Friendship that Extends Beyond Politics