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Energy in Mexico: Make or break for Peña Nieto

Energy in Mexico: Make or break for Peña Nieto | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
A YEAR ago Enrique Peña Nieto became Mexico’s president, promising a series of reforms aimed at raising the country’s unimpressive economic growth. To overcome a dozen years of legislative gridlock, he struck a “Pact for Mexico” with the opposition.
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Mexico news: Mexico says 84 journalists have been killed, 20 missing since 2000

Mexico news: Mexico says 84 journalists have been killed, 20 missing since 2000 | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Mexico's governmental rights commission says 84 journalists have been killed in Mexico since 2000, and 20 more have disappeared since 2005.

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littlebytesnews's curator insight, May 4, 2013 12:15 AM

I wrote the following a few days ago and wanted to include it as well with regard to our immigration problem, terrorism and the failures of DHS.

 

 

"Immigration, Terrorism and DHS"
by @littlebytesnews 
4/27/13

Aunt Jehmu Greene was on Fox pushing immigration reform saying it will make us safer,yeah right even legal immigrants are terrorists #Boston

 

We need to secure our borders or more illegals will keep coming in, we need to enforce current law, fix our economy, not amnesty.

 

As my friend Pedro Rivera says:"His bill does not secure the border. If we can't track legal residents on Boston even after Russia informed the CIA and FBI, why would anyone believe this Bill will make us secure?"

 

Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice.....shame on me....they fooled Reagan in the 80's and then we lost CA to Dems. It will happen nationally if we let more illegal immigrants get citizenship. They won't enforce our laws now nor secure the border now, what makes anyone think they will do either if the immigration/amnesty bill is passed. Marco Rubio claims it will make us safer because then they will know who is here...yeah right and like every terrorist cares about getting legal status, they are here to kill us and may want to remain undercover.

 

I say stop all immigration reform, enforce our laws and secure our borders. Until Americans can feel safe and the infiltration of drug cartel and terrorists and other criminals is stopped at our borders and our economy is fully recovered we can't afford to risk more lives or jobs and let any more people into the US regardless of status! If they are Islamists, come from terrorist countries, sorry to say, but your friends have ruined it for the rest of you! It's time to say no to those who could do us harm, especially when we have those who come here as refugees or asylum seekers and become citizens and they still disrespect our way of life and turn against fellow Americans!

 

If they can't obey our laws and come here legally, they should not get citizenship.

If they come from an Islamic country they should not get citizenship of any kind, not even a work or student visa, 40% of those are abused after they expire the illegal student/worker stays in the US and we end up paying for them in our education and health system and with lives, as in the case with the Boston bombers who came here seeking asylum with their family in 2002. 

Unfortunately, Obama is allowing more immigration under his watch than ever and less deportations, while also not enforcing our immigration laws and weakening our border security.

Anyone who thinks we need immigration reform, such as Rubio and the Gang of 8 and Obama need to be voted out...if we pass full amnesty the GOP will never be re-elected unless we can steal an election and play dirty like the DEMs. We MUST win in 2014 and get back the Senate it is our only last hope at IMPEACHING Obama!


Sorry to say but foreigners like the Boston bombers have ruined any trust most Americans should have in immigration reform of any kind!

We must protect our borders, language and culture or we commit political and national suicide!


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Another crisis for Obama to take advantage of coming to America if we don't secure our borders... SEAL THE US BORDER NOW! 
Frightening evolution: China reports new H7N9 bird flu case spreads, may mutate 8 times faster than regular flu. http://www.mfs-theothernews.com/2013/04/frightening-evolution-china-reports-new.html 

 

 

WTH?Obama and INCompetano appoint two devout Islamists to high ranking DHS positions http://sco.lt/6W9sFF     ;

Instead the Obama admin misleads our intelligence and law enforcement and tells them to look out for Christians, Conservatives and 'right wing extremists': Terrorism analyst: U.S. ignores threat of violent right-wing extremists | The Raw Story http://sco.lt/8Wfk8n  ;

Under pressure, the DHS repudiated the report.
Raw Story ( http://s.tt/1nWq0  )

More Obama WH Islam Pandering:
57 Top U.S. Muslim Groups Demanded Government-Wide ‘Islamophobia purge’ in Letter to White House http://sco.lt/7DbGIj   ; call for cirminal and civil penalties ie:blasphemy laws??

Obama Continues Sacking Generals--To Replace With Islam Appeasers&LGBT?? http://sco.lt/8rWQK1  ;

MUST WATCH:The Muslim Brotherhood and US Policy-A Threat To America https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/SqKyYQmHxei  ;

Sheriff: Immigration Bill Like Super Bowl With No Ticket-Takers Or Security http://ht.ly/kgst3 

Push for tougher laws against terror | Video http://ht.ly/kgsJ6  ; we need tougher immigration laws;stop immigration of Islamists

Boston suspects' background threatens to derail immigration bill http://ht.ly/kgvby 

How Chechnya’s culture of terror came to the streets of Boston--lenient immigration laws&open borders wit... | http://sco.lt/9FkgQj 

Another great mem:
RT @littlebytesnews: RT Background checks cause the government is so good at that... http://t.co/msee98nDIq  //no amnesty, no to Islamists

Report from Police Sources: FBI hunting 12-strong terrorist “sleeper cell” linked to brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev http://sco.lt/6mG3mL 

MUSLIM father of Marathon Bombers says, "If they kill my son, all Hell will break loose here"The Muslim terrorists' father is defending their innocence, saying they were set up and issues a warning for U.S. authorities. The Blaze
Anzor Tsarnaev issued a clear call to his son, Dzhokhar, te... http://j.mp/10nDPY6  ; will he be arrested for this threat??

Since 9/11 there have been 949 (950)known attacks on Christians by Muslims resulting in 5,115 dead & 9,736 injured. http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Pages/ChristianAttacks.htm 

OBAMA: "ISLAM HAS A PROUD TRADITION OF TOLERANCE"!!!! http://pic.twitter.com/H74OTEl1aR  ;

Students from Kazakhstan arrested on visa violations -may have known Boston bombing terrorists http://sco.lt/9JNHBx   ;

Both of them went to Russia and moved back after receiving asylum in the US....why??Are they part of a terror group?Are they Wahhabi Chechnyan Terrorists funded by Saudi's??
http://www.twylah.com/littlebytesnews/tweets/325440947116720129 

Report from Police Sources: FBI hunting 12-strong terrorist “sleeper cell” linked to brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev http://sco.lt/6mG3mL  ;


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http://www.scoop.it/t/war-against-islam?q=immigration ;

http://www.scoop.it/t/war-against-islam?q=immigration+reform ;

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Mexico's urban youth culture explosion

Mexico's urban youth culture explosion | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Mexico City is in the midst of a youth explosion and it has created one of Latin America's most dynamic street cultures.
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Mexico edges toward letting foreign oil firms invest in Pemex

Mexico edges toward letting foreign oil firms invest in Pemex | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
MEXICO CITY — Mexico's ruling party has taken a step toward opening its state oil company to outsiders, a move that could eventually allow U.S. oil firms to drill south of the border.

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Junk food

Junk food | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
THE 21m residents of Mexico City have far too much rubbish and not enough healthy food. Now they can swap one for the other. A new monthly market run by the city...
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Controversial figures voted into Mexico Congress

Controversial figures voted into Mexico Congress | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Local wags are calling them the "unpresentable ones." They are a handful of influential politicians, super-rich union leaders, their relatives and others who were quietly elected to Congress in last week's vote without lifting a finger to campaign.
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Post-Election Report II: Revisiting Fraud and the 2012 Mexican Presidential Election — The Monkey Cage

Post-Election Report II: Revisiting Fraud and the 2012 Mexican Presidential Election — The Monkey Cage | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
In view of the large amount of attention yesterday’s post on the potential for vote buying in the 2012 Mexican presidential election has received, we are very pleased to have a second follow up post-election report on this election from  Marco...
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Mexico student movement protests presidential election

Mexico student movement protests presidential election | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
MEXICO CITY — Propelled by social media, their own frustrations and viral YouTube videos, masses of young people have taken to the streets across Mexico, before and after the presidential election here, to protest the heavy hand of corporate media...
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Mexico students protest alleged media bias

Mexico students protest alleged media bias | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Thousands of students march in Mexico City to denounce media coverage they feel favours candidate Enrique Pena Nieto.
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Timeline: Mexico's drug war - The Washington Post

Timeline: Mexico's drug war - The Washington Post | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Five years after it began, the U.S.-backed drug war rages on...
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Mexico's leading presidential candidate is handsome, popular and still a mystery

Mexico's leading presidential candidate is handsome, popular and still a mystery | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
A victory by Enrique Peña Nieto in Mexico’s presidential election would put the country back in the hands of the party that governed for 71 years.
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More on the normality of corruption

More on the normality of corruption | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it

 

Economists, psychologists, political scientists, anthropologists, and even historians offer explanations for pervasive corruption in Mexico and elsewhere. Here are some of them.

 

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Update: Remittances worth almost 23 billion dollars in 2011 | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

Remittances sent home by Mexican migrants, almost all of them residing in the USA, rose 6.9% in 2011 (compared to 2010) to 22.730 billion dollars.

Remittances are the second largest source of foreign exchange in Mexico after crude oil exports. The average amount sent was 326.26 dollars,..

This short update has links to everything you always wanted to know about remittances but were afraid to ask...


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See The Stunning Sprawl Of Mexico City's 20 Million People, From Above

See The Stunning Sprawl Of Mexico City's 20 Million People, From Above | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it

More than 20 million people live in Mexico City and its sprawling suburbs--a number that’s hard to even begin to comprehend until you see images like the ones above from photographer Pablo Lopez Luz.


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Matt Ramsdell's curator insight, October 6, 2015 1:28 PM
This is an amazing picture run of what Mexico City actually looks like. It shows how the people of the city are using every single space of land and how it is used residentially. Many of these people have built their houses up and over the mountains, down into the valleys, and wherever space is permitted. It's almost as if the city is rolling up and over the hills. It also shows the industrialized side of the the city. How they use and cultivate the land in order to maximize and expand where and when they need to.
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Mexico Makes It

Mexico Makes It | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Even as Mexico continues to struggle with grave security threats, its steady rise is transforming the country's economy, society, and political system.
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Facing death to report the story in Mexico

Facing death to report the story in Mexico | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Torture, sexual assault, kidnapping and death threats have not silenced Mexican investigative journalist Lydia Cacho.
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In Mexico, racism hides in plain view - CNN.com

In Mexico, racism hides in plain view - CNN.com | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Nobody acknowledges the racism in Mexico, but Ruben Navarrette says it's endemic and is holding the country back from real progress.
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Mexico army law 'unconstitutional'

Mexico army law 'unconstitutional' | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Mexico's top court says a military code that stipulates soldiers accused of crimes against civilians should be tried in army courts is unconstitutional.
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The PRI’s qualified comeback

The PRI’s qualified comeback | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
THE band that struck up jolly music to greet Enrique Peña Nieto as president-elect probably had not bothered to practise any of its downbeat numbers.
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Mexico: Recounts for more than half the ballot boxes - CNN.com

Mexico: Recounts for more than half the ballot boxes - CNN.com | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The executive secretary of Mexico's Federal Election Institute says 54.5% of the ballot boxes from last weekend's presidential election will be recounted.
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Mexico's 'maquiladora' labor system keeps workers in poverty

Mexico's 'maquiladora' labor system keeps workers in poverty | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it

"Some four decades after welcoming foreign assembly plants and factories, known as maquiladoras, Mexico has seen only a trickle of its industrial and factory workers join the ranks of those who even slightly resemble a middle class." 

 

Despite making such consumer goods like BlackBerry smartphones, plasma TVs, appliances and cars that most people in the US, for instance, consider necessities, Mexican workers in these factories seldom get to enjoy these items because, as this article argues, the labor system keeps them in poverty.  Foreign investment in these businesses keep unions out and attracts workers from poorer areas, allowing low-cost labor to prevail.  Less than $8 a day is the going wage - great for the bottom line and consumer prices but very bleak for those who toil in this system.


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This article talks about how the maquiladora labor system dosen't provide enough money for it's workers. Many in Mexico are living in poverty and can't afford much more than dinner because of their low wages.

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, February 4, 2014 12:47 PM

The labor system keeps workers in Poverty. This is the argument that is transitioned by stating the fact that many factory workers are and will always remian in poverty if they have no oppurtunity to move up in the food chain and become educated in order to get themselves out of poverty. They need different skills in order to aquire a better job to create a better life.  

Edgar Manasseh Jr.'s curator insight, February 11, 2015 11:33 PM

Its a very sad situation reading this. Seeing people go through all this to just survive. Kids don't even get any education and follow their parents footsteps to work at a plant just to be able to pay for bills. 8 dollars a day, and you wonder why they try to run to united states. Its very unfortunate that a lot of people go through this and i hope it changes soon, because to see that this is going on makes me thankful for what i have around me. Foreign investors are not great as they set out to be take advantage of the poor and get rich out of it, i think its pretty ridiculous.

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Mexico’s two major crime cartels now at war

Mexico’s two major crime cartels now at war | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
The Sinaloa cartel and the Zetas are staging public massacres in order to terrify and intimidate, officials say.
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How does democracy in Mexico compare to other countries? | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

This is a very important year for Mexico’s democracy.

On 1 July 2012 Mexicans will go to the polls to elect a new president, who will hold office for six years, a new Senate and new Chamber of Deputies as well as numerous state and local officials. How does Mexico’s democracy compare with that of other countries?


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Mexico debate heats up poll race

Mexico debate heats up poll race | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
Mexico's presidential candidates square off in an ill-tempered TV debate ahead of July's election.
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Zakaria: Is Mexico winning the drug war?

Zakaria: Is Mexico winning the drug war? | Comparative Government and Politics | Scoop.it
By Fareed Zakaria, CNN
I saw something that got me thinking last week: Yet another drug bust in Mexico. Bricks of cocaine and cash were exposed as the cartel leaders were lead away.
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