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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Mexico may challenge U.S. border fence at the United Nations

International Herald Tribune: "MEXICO CITY Mexico said it may go the United Nations to challenge U.S. plans to build hundreds of miles (kilometers) of fences on its southern border.

Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez told a news conference Wednesday that the proposal to put up what he called a wall was an 'offense.'

Asked if he would take the issue up with the United Nations, a step some Mexican lawmakers have called for, Derbez replied: 'Without a doubt, we are examining with the foreign relations legal team what options are open at an international level and we will take them.'

On Wednesday, Bush signed a homeland security funding bill that includes US$1.2 billion (€0.95 billion) for fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border to stop illegal immigrants and criminals sneaking over.

Outgoing President Vicente Fox has called the fence plan 'shameful' and compared it to the Berlin Wall. Fox has spent his six-year term lobbying for a new guest worker program and an amnesty for Mexicans working illegally in the United States." Read on.


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