Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Mexico Threatens to Sue

Mexico's Foreign Minister Ernesto Derbez has said that Mexico will file suit in the US if National Guardsmen illegally detain illegal immigrants. I've talked a little about Mexico's reaction to the President's speech.

Derbez is often politically tone-deaf - particulary when it comes to gauging how Mexico's actions will be viewed in the US. However, I think that this action is properly viewed through the prism of Mexican domestic politics - ie, it probably helps Calderon's Presidential campaign if the Fox administration looks tougher than it has.

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