Around the Hemisphere …

Mexico has started nuclear radiation detection operations at one of its busiest seaports.  A similar program was initiated in Jamaica earlier this year.

For decades a majority of the leaders throughout the Western Hemisphere worked against U.S. policy toward Cuba.  Regional leaders criticize U.S.-Cuba sanctions as “inhumane,” among other things.  How times changed.  It seems as if Honduras is now the target of sanctions because its democratically-elected Congress, supported by its Supreme Court, impeached a lawbreaking President.  And the Obama Administration is going along with it. It seems ideological brotherhood trumps doing the right thing.

While on the subject of Honduras, over at the Heritage Foundation, Ray Walser, PhD, talks about how there is a “grave danger that by acting against the new constitutional arrangement order established by the Honduran congress, supreme court, and military, bloodshed and political chaos are likely to follow.”

On dictatorships and double standards.

Ecuador’s Rafael Correa on why he will not renew the lease on our base in Manta and his attacks on U.S. corporations, in his own words.   What he fails to mention, of course, is his support of Colombian terrorist groups such as the FARC or Ecuador’s new alliances with state sponsor of terrorism Iran.

Chalk one major victory up in the battle to clean up the MS-13 crime wave.  Underreported in the media, last week the FBI announced the first indictment in Los Angeles, California to allege racketeering charges against more then twenty MS-13 members.

At the Nogales International, Raoul Contreras pens an interesting piece about the forthcoming Mexican Congressional elections.  He says that “If I were voting in Mexico, I would vote with the PAN to bury the corrupt PRI, for “corruption is the PRI and PRI is corruption” as was put by Vicente Fox when he brought Mexico into the new millennium with his smashing victory in 2000. The PRI hasn’t changed; Mexico has.”

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