Mexico: July 2008 Archives
I'm not usually a fan of the multiple public relations pitches that come through the contact us page on Citizen Orange. Yet, I have to admit that when someone from Big Think wrote me about the story of Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, I was hooked and had to share the story. I'll embed the Big Think video that tells his story here, but below the fold I'll expound upon it.
I don't think U.S. citizens realize how closely the rest of the world is following the U.S. election. I've spoken to U.S. volunteers in Guatemala and everywhere they go Guatemalans want to ask them them what their feelings are on the candidates. According to the Christian Science Monitor, it looks as if McCain was met with "skepticism" on his trip to Mexico and Colombia. One student in Mexico had this to say:
Some Mexicans say they favor McCain, but a zeal for Obama, as a minority, is an undertone across Latin America. "Obama will change everything if he is elected... there will be true immigration reform and not a band-aid because he has African heritage and understands the plight of immigrants," says Marco Polo Herrera, a student in Mexico City. "McCain will be more of the same."I am still doubtful over whether or not Obama is the best candidate for those concerned with the migrant plight, but it's interesting to know that there are those in Mexico who feel that way.Christian Science Monitor - Sara Miller Llana (3 July 2008)