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Sunday, April 01, 2018
‘La ola’: The wave from Central America
It’s a crazy story, to say the least. It appears that there is a wave of people walking through Mexico and headed to the U.S.
This is from Adolfo Flores:
For five days now hundreds of Central Americans – children, women, and men, most of them from Honduras – have boldly crossed immigration checkpoints, military bases, and police in a desperate, sometimes chaotic march toward the United States.Despite their being in Mexico without authorization, no one has made any effort to stop them.Organized by a group of volunteers called Pueblos Sin Fronteras, or People Without Borders, the caravan is intended to help migrants safely reach the United States, bypassing not only authorities who would seek to deport them, but gangs and cartels who are known to assault vulnerable migrants.Organizers like Rodrigo Abeja hope that the sheer size of the crowd will give immigration authorities and criminals pause before trying to stop them.
Quite a story. It raises several questions:
1. Where are the Mexican immigration agents? We’ve often heard that these agents are not very nice to Central Americans. So what’s up? Why such a passive approach?
Speaking of that, I called a Mexican friend to chat about this story. He said Mexicans are aware of it and wondering why the authorities are not taking action.
2. What should the U.S. do? I hope we are quietly telling Mexico to stop the march and send these people back home.
The group heading this march is apparently looking for a confrontation with U.S. border guards. They want to rush and run in, or something like that.
Let’s hope Mexico does the right thing and stops it. What does Mexico gain from this?
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Posted by Silvio Canto, Jr. Post Link ---> 10:30 PM
Beltre behind Carew
Adrian Beltre 6th inning double: 3,052 hits....— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) April 1, 2018
1 behind Rod Carew, the all-time leader for Latin players.
Posted by Silvio Canto, Jr. Post Link ---> 10:00 PM
Game 3: Rangers looked awful
Game 3: Rangers looked awful.....DeShields out for 4-6 weeks....Odor killed by shift...Beltre & Andrus doing well....waiting for offense to break out...would be happy with a split with Astros...— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) April 1, 2018
Posted by Silvio Canto, Jr. Post Link ---> 9:00 PM
December 2006: We remember President Ford
A post from December 2006:
Over the last day, I have watched a lot of the news coverage regarding the life and times of Pres. Ford.
As a naturalized citizen, I've always been impressed with US history. Where does the US get men like Gerald Ford? Where do we get leaders who are willing to do the right thing, i.e. the Nixon pardon and the vetoes?
I remember 1974 quite well. Pres. Ford was grilled by opportunistic Democrats who were looking for another cheap shot against Pres. Nixon. Yet, Pres. Ford stood up, answered the questions before a congressional committee and did not back down.
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Posted by Silvio Canto, Jr. Post Link ---> 8:30 PM
Dallas area sports talk radio
Is it just me? Why do our 3 Dallas area sports talk radio stations talk so much about everything but sports? Do I really care what some host thinks of movies or songs? I miss 24/7 sports......bring back sports please!— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) April 1, 2018
Posted by Silvio Canto, Jr. Post Link ---> 8:00 PM
Game 4 and the Rangers looked awful
Game 4 and the Rangers looked awful again. Astros' Cole pitched very well and that may explain the anemic bats. Odor has to drop a few bunts or he will .150 and end up in the minors. The good news is that they have 158 games left.— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) April 1, 2018
Posted by Silvio Canto, Jr. Post Link ---> 7:30 PM
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