I’m just passing along this article a friend emailed to me. You see I Just finished an Op-ed on a related topic. In it, I dive into the history of the region and the roots of the problem; the correlation between immigration and crime in Mexico and Central America. We must recognize that globalization isn’t just an economic or cultural phenomenon, its also criminal. Steps have to be taken to not only control our country but the health of the region as a single entity.
There are couple of distinct differences from this piece and mine. Mostly it doesn’t cover the effects of American deportation and focuses more on the criminal aspects of the issue and inherent humanitarian problems that come with US immigration policy. This article also has a lot of quotes from Obama’s speech and political discussion in El Salvador. I wanted to include these in my article but couldn’t because of time restraints. Lastly it should probably be noted that this piece is written by the infamous Fidel Castro and is published in the form of his equally infamous reflections.
Look for my article in Manifest in April.
Havana. March 28, 2011
REFLECTIONS OF FIDEL
Between emigration and crime
Taken from CubaDebate
LATIN Americans are not innate criminals and neither did they invent drugs.