A little Compassion Goes A Long Way in Vallarta

Refugees:  Though they won’t be traveling through Puerto Vallarta, and whether you’re sympathetic to the plight of droves of refugees seeking asylum in the United States, it’s beneficial to understand why they are heading in that direction. We are proud of the fact that Mexico, the country they are passing through, has given more aid and understanding than most expected, including the migrants. Mexico has taken on the task of asking the UN for support, and approaching this issue of tragic proportion with humanitarian and charitable actions. In a statement to the UN, the Mexican Foreign Ministry “seeks to guarantee the security and integrity of migrants, particularly minors, the elderly and women, and to avoid people being deceived by international criminal organizations dedicated to human trafficking, who put their lives in danger…” 

Most of these people are coming from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, countries where the lives of so many are in danger as a direct result of meddling over the past few decades by the US government. The interference in elections, providing of arms to rebels and government sources, the presence of US armed forces, and the lack of assistance where it has been truly needed in these countries contribute to the mass movement of desperate human beings seeking survival.

Problems began more than a century ago, with US based businesses taking over banking and infiltrating federal and local governments. Think banana and you’re off to a good start understanding the foundation of this dilemma. Very few people realize the US Dollar is the official currency of countries, of which the US has taken over financial systems, including El Salvador and Ecuador. During the 1980’s, the dominance of US politics in Central America was so effectual that tongue-in-cheek references were made to the Pentagon Republic. For a complete history lesson on US interference in Latin America, once can find some astounding revelations by researching Nicaragua, Reagan, and contra rebels. Where humanitarian aid was needed, all that was given was military aid. Arms dealers made millions during this period while citizens became nothing more than casualties.

It was at this time that Central Americans embarked on serious migration efforts to North America by whatever means they could find.  Central Americans have been seeking security in the United States for nearly half a century. Both Republican and Democrat administrations are responsible for abetting atrocities. Washington DC has long been willing to fail to notice the ongoing corruption of crooked regimes, in support of the ruling elite. A selected few continue to make the decisions and reap the returns, while families, single mothers with children, elderly, and the desperately unemployed seek refuge, banging on a glass door few are able to shatter. All that seems to matter is US economic gain to a handful or enormously wealthy individuals.

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