Tag: central america

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Nicaragua is spiraling down because commie dictators gotta be commie dictators. But, it is not doomed to follow Venezuela, as there is a strong student movement for democracy. The population is unarmed, like the Democrats want to make Americans, but they are not collapsing in the face of being shot by government goons. President Trump […]

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Last week I watched the Tom Cruise movie American Made, which is an admittedly fabriciated account of the life of smuggler/pilot Barry Seal, who allegedly graduated from TWA to arms running for the CIA to drug smuggling for the Colombians, but when you check the wikipedia page, nearly all of it seems to have been […]

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How many of the world’s poorer nations benefit from the spending of affluent foreign tourists? How many economic opportunities surround each major attraction, from food and lodging to mementos and guided tours?  Perhaps this can be a form of charity with potential to “teach a man to fish” for widespread long-term benefits. How might Western powers […]

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Bienvenidos a México

Immigration: The Long-Term Solution

 

It’s little mystery that so many Mexicans and Central Americans wish to immigrate to the United States: our country is a significantly better place to live than much of Latin America. It’s freer, it’s safer, it’s wealthier, it’s less corrupt, and its welfare programs are far more functional. In contrast to comparisons with Canada and most of Western Europe, this isn’t a matter of marginal differences: there’s a fundamental difference in quality and length of life.

So long as this disparity exists, people will be willing to break our laws and risk their lives to come here. Our (limited) ability to stop them will demand a great deal of expense and effort on our part and force us to do a number of ugly things, like sending indignant-but-eager-to-work people back to the squalor, dysfunction, and danger they left. As a nationalist — no, not all libertarians are open-borders advocates — I think these efforts are necessary even as I lament them.

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For over a month Central Americans have been streaming into the USA. But not one Central American report on TV. “Refugees” from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador have been making their way up through Mexico by train, buses, cars and foot. Mexico issued 30,000 transit visas. But no American reporter has been able to make […]

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