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To see ourselves as others see us…

19 July 2009

A couple of months ago, a fugitive from U.S. justice was arrested in Mazatlan — nothing I would have paid any attention to, and really don’t think is worth commenting on.  I’m not even sure why it was considered newsworthy.  But I happened to run across mention of it on a tourist website, linked to the original article in Noroeste de Sinaloa, where Moises Valencia Armienta left this interesting observation about foreigners in the Mexican resort towns:

This a problem in every port in this country:  crazies, war criminals, pedophiles, murderers, the ill, retirees, alcoholics, etc. come in without the kinds of controls you have in the interior.  Here in Mazatlan, our security is in the hands of corrupt officials who should have control over who is let into our country.

By the way, I’m working, don’t drink, am in relatively good health, and haven’t committed any war crimes, murders or taken liberties with minors.  I must have slipped through the cracks.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. 19 July 2009 8:58 am

    In that case you’re either a crazy or an etc…….

  2. Bob permalink
    19 July 2009 9:40 am

    I’m wondering how the interior got a hammer-lock on those out of control retirees.

  3. 19 July 2009 2:39 pm

    They are learning fast from reading American newspapers and their portrait of immigrants…

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