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Friday, December 28, 2007



Lots of talk about immigration during the political campaign in the U.S. I haven't heard one candidate, nor can I find a single mention in the U.S. press (this comes from Granma Internacional) of this relevant fact:
The number of Mexican immigrants who have died crossing the country’s border with the United States has reached 562 so far this year, reported the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).
Incidentally, for those who like to point to the relatively small numbers of people leaving Cuba as "fleeing Communism" or at best leaving a "failed economic system" for a better life in the U.S., it might be difficult to explain this other statistic from the same article:
The Mexican Congressional work group on migratory affairs also stated that 560,000 Mexican nationals emigrated to the U.S. during 2007 looking for work.
All of them fleeing that failed economic system known as...capitalism.

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