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Thursday, October 05, 2006

Our Sovereignty?

Source: xinhuanet
Mexico warns U.S. of referral to UN over border fencing plan

MEXICO CITY, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- The Mexican government on Wednesday warned that it may refer Washington's plan to build fences on the U.S.- Mexico border to the United Nations.

The U.S. plan to build about 1,125 km of new fencing along the U.S.- Mexico border was an "offense," Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Ernesto Derbez told a news briefing here.

When asked if the Mexican government would refer the issue to the United Nations, he said it was "examining with the foreign relations legal team what options are open at an international level, and we will take them."

He said the fences would hurt the bilateral relations. "Just the idea of a wall, a fence ... is an insult to good neighbors."

The plan has aroused strong opposition from Mexico. The outgoing Mexican President Vicente Fox called the fence plan "shameful," while President-elect Felipe Calderon said the fences were not the solution to illegal immigration.

Fox's spokesman Ruben Aguilar on Wednesday said the fences would not be built as the U.S. Congress was unlikely to provide enough funding to finish the project.

"There is no money to build it, so it will not be built," he told reporters.

Just one more reason to get the hell out of this sick joke masquerading as an international body.

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