January 29, 2004 - Kansas.com: Mexico afraid of aid?

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By Admin1 (admin) (pool-141-157-42-145.balt.east.verizon.net - on Sunday, February 08, 2004 - 7:22 pm: Edit Post

Mexico afraid of aid?

Mexico afraid of aid?

Afraid of aid?

In response to "Mexico lets Peace Corps in, but keeps it quiet" (Jan. 26 Eagle): No wonder Mexico is in such sad shape if it won't let U.S. Peace Corps workers help in tasks such as construction, rural schools, clinics or farmer training for fear of what the article called "national sensitivity over U.S. influence."

You mean to tell me that the people of Mexico would rather live in tin shanties, have no schools for their children to attend, no clinics to take their children to, or refuse to learn the latest farming techniques to help feed their families for fear of U.S. influence? Isn't this xenophobia at its worst?

President Vicente Fox and other Mexican leaders should be fighting tooth and nail to convince their people that life would only get better with that type of U.S. influence, and that their culture would not be overcome because of it.

If this were to occur, maybe there wouldn't be so many Mexicans crossing the borders illegally for a better way of life in the United States.


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Story Source: Kansas.com

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