More importantly, they have not figured out how to press hard on social, economic, political and cultural factors that allow racists to make the shared border a minefield of hatred — a minefield that blew up yesterday.
Presidents Felipe Calderón and Barack Obama met in Washington on May 19, for the second state visit since President Obama took office. The protocol and festivities of the state visit were suitable for two large countries with deep historical traditions and rich cultures. The visit also marked an agenda that will [Read more]
But it should not be forgotten that for two centuries the United States was the main threat to our national security and the most prominent violator of Mexican sovereignty and integrity.
During President Felipe Calderon’s visit to the United States last week, he addressed the United States Congress in a speech that was highly applauded by the president of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, Beatriz Paredes, and the Party of the Democratic Revolution’s Senator Carlos Navarrete. Of course, the [Read more]
And we won’t even mention immigration reform. Although it was one of Obama’s campaign promises, the majority of politicians in Washington see this issue as a kind of electoral kryptonite.
The format of state visits in the American Union doesn't change over the years. What changes is the warmth of the reception, and in that sense, this visit from president Calderón can be compared with very few in recent history. It is obvious that the Obama administration has sought to achieve much more than [Read more]
The miracle of Barack Obama’s arrival to the presidency of the most important nation created a wave of enthusiasm and incredible confidence worldwide. In my speech on September 22, 2009, delivered at the Lebanese Center regarding the presentation of the book, "If Lebanon Were to Speak," written by the greatest Arabic [Read more]
Last Wednesday, I attended a press conference intended to discuss the cause of the oil spill off the coast of Louisiana that was generated by the explosion and sinking of a drilling rig in deep waters in the Gulf of Mexico. Due to the repeated interest of the reporters present at the meeting for the secretary of the [Read more]
"We, Mexicans, are the labor force of the USA; unfortunately they want the labor and despise the laborers." Enrique Berruga began his presentation with these words at a World Affairs Council meeting in San Antonio. I also took part in this meeting as did Raul Rodriguez, Chairman of the Board of Advisors of the North [Read more]
Michelle Obama and Margarita Zavala are already much more popular and admired than their husbands.