Ibero-American News Digest
LaRouche to Ibero-America: Look to the Pacific
Nov. 13 (EIRNS)Questioned by an Argentine listener during his Nov. 11 webcast, as to whether potential cooperation between the Obama Administration and Ibero-American nations has been truncated by the installation of U.S. military bases in Colombia, which, in the view of the questioner, plays "into the hands of war-mongers such as [Venezuelan President] Hugo Chávez or [Ecuadorian President] Rafael Correa, who absolutely do not represent the general sentiment of the majority of the Ibero-American people," Lyndon LaRouche outlined a strategic perspective for the region, in the written answer which follows:
"To respond appropriately to your question, I should begin with the following statement.
"I never supported Barack Obama's campaigns for the Presidential Nomination the Election. However, I did commit myself to assist that Presidency for a few months, until I discovered his the Hitler-like fascist ideology of his health-care intentions, as I reported this fact in my April 11, 2009 international webcast. He is President, but must either be impeached soon, or, in the only acceptable alternative, put under 'adult supervision' as an occupant of the 'Oval Office.' His policies are evil, and his intellect virtually non-existent.
"As you know from where you write, there is presently no movement within Ibero-America which is actually committed to an effective role in dealing with the presently accelerating general, economic breakdown-crisis of every part of the present world economy. The recent election in Mexico is only one case of the present strategic ineptitude of the leading political forces through most among the nations of South America. There have been brighter moments in South and Central America, as during the Spring and Summer of 1982, but they were crushed then, and are not in control there today.
"Therefore, if we look at the planet as a whole from inside South and Central America, we should recognize the hard truth that the rescue of this region will be made possible only through a Pacific-, rather than Atlantic-based movement: through an alliance which must be brought into being among the U.S.A. (with certain obvious, and actually possible, improvements in the Office of the President and leadership of the U.S. Congress) and the major Pacific powers of the world, Russia, China, and India. In other words, we must take victory in those parts of the world where the relevant quality of political forces exist, and use that victory of the nations of the planet as a whole.
"The strength of Colombia, which, among many of the best nations, lies in its resistance to the British drug-running interests. Wherever pro-legalization of the drug-traffic occurs, we find either an intrinsically corrupt, or greatly weakened sovereignty among leading political circles. Brazil is the only nation of the region, apart from Colombia, which has strategically significant economic and political influence on the planet at this time; but, we also know the internal problems even there. The conditions for leadership from South and Central America must come by way of the leading role of a changed direction from the U.S.A. working in partnership with Russia, China, India, and certain relevant other nations to be directly associated with that partnership. In that view, Argentina does have some important, and most interesting potentialities as a factor within the Americas; I would hope that, despite the limited options actually existing presently through South and Central America, that certain important elements of Argentina's history will come into play again."
Mexicans Now Send Remittances to Family in the U.S.
Nov. 17 (EIRNS)Poor Mexicans have begun to send peso wire transfers to their unemployed family members in the U.S., who had originally fled Mexico in search of jobs up north, in order to send remittances back home to Mexico.
According to an article in the Nov. 16, New York Times, "unemployment has hit migrant communities in the United States so hard, that a startling new phenomenon has been detected: instead of receiving remittances from relatives in the richest country on earth, some down-and-out Mexican families are scraping together what they can to support their unemployed loved ones in the United States."
There may be an element of drug money laundering involved in this, which EIR is investigating. But the underlying physical economic collapse on both sides of the border, is the dynamic causing this new phenomenon.
Over the last three decades of British free trade and globalization, there has been an exodus of some 13 million Mexicans, who were driven to the United States as economic refugees in search of sustenance for themselves and their families back home in Mexico. Not only could the Mexican economy no longer maintain these workers; their families back home were kept alive by the remittances they sent, which reached a peak of $25 billion in 2007.
British Demand Green Genocide in Mexico
Nov. 18 (EIRNS)British Amb. Judith Macgregor has instructed the Mexican government to adopt green policies to stop "climate change," according to today's daily El Norte. Mexican companies should stop complaining about the costs of green policies, Macgregor stated, because they can always pass them on to consumers, since "a recent study showed that 70% of consumers wish to purchase products from green companies." The British Embassy itself has invested 2 million pesos (about $140,000) in the state of Nuevo Leon to help develop a green action plan. Macgregor also spoke about the opportunities that exist for economic cooperation between the two countries, in such essential activities as "financial services and the restaurant industry."
The Mustache Strikes in Mexico City
Nov. 18 (EIRNS)The PRI bloc of legislators in the Mexico City Legislative Assembly proposed on Nov. 17 to modify the city's Advanced Will Law to allow "active euthanasia" to be practiced, so that "a patient can express his will as to whether or not to prolong his existence beyond the natural course of the disease," according to a report in the Nov. 18 El Sol de Mexico. PRI legislator Israel Betanzos said that "it is absurd to prolong the agony of a person when he is administered medicine or therapy against his will," when his disease is going to kill him shortly anyway.
This promotion of London's Nazi policy is argued with bald-faced genocidal intentno hiding here behind euphemisms such as "assisted suicide." "Euthanasia is defined as the right that a patient has to decide the manner and time of his death," reports to El Sol, which also notes that other countries have already moved in this direction. "Despite slow advances [in euthanasia legislation] since 1934, Uruguay's Penal Code permits so-called Mercy Homicide," the article reports.
Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard, of the PRD party, supported the euthanasia initiative, while others in his administration, including the city's Health Secretary Armando Ahued, strongly opposed it.
Given the role of British agent George Soros in financing both drug legalization and euthanasia worldwide, and the recent legalization of drug consumption in Mexico, one is led to wonder if dollar bills originating in Soros's deep pockets, perhaps with traces of cocaine on them, didn't play a role in the legislative initiative of Señor Betanzos and his confederates.