Why can't Latino politicians and corporate media call the current wave of Central American children refugees, when that's what they plainly are? What's the role of the US drug war, US trained cops and military, and US funded death squads in the violence and poverty that sent them here, and why won't Latino politicians mention that either? And why are none fleeing Nicaragua, which is just as poor as Honduras, Guatemala or El Salvador?... Nicaragua's homicide rate is a third that of Mexico, and its socialist government is free to provide low-cost health care, education, food security, democracy and hope to its people. Hence Nicaraguans are not interested in smuggling themselves north. You'd think Latino politicians would be eager to acquaint a larger US public with these facts, backed up as they are by irrefutable UN statistics.Anyone else see the obvious question here? No? Let me ask it: Why, if it is so good in Nicaragua, which has a better situation than Honduras, Guatemala or El Salvador, the destination of people from said countries?
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Once Again BAR Misses The Obvious Question
In the latest from Black Agenda Report we find the following: