When Mexicoâ€™s irritating Presidente Calderon was made to feel comfortable during his May visit by Obama about bashing Arizona, he responded by laying it on thick. He addressed Congress and proceeded to accuse the state, an important part of America, of racial profiling. Furthermore, the Democrat half of Congress stood and cheered the foreign leader of an unfriendly country as he condemned Arizona.So itâ€™s no surprise that seven Latin countries have followed the Mexican Big Dog, the expert in mooching from Uncle Sucker, by challenging Arizona in court.
LatAm nations bid to join Mexico in Arizona case, AP, July 19, 2010Seven other Latin American countries want to join Mexico in supporting a lawsuit challenging Arizonaâ€™s immigration enforcement law.Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Peru filed separate, nearly identical motions to join Mexicoâ€™s legal brief supporting the lawsuit filed by U.S. civil rights and other advocacy groups.A federal judge formally accepted Mexicoâ€™s filing July 1 but did not immediately rule on the latest motions filed late last week.Mexico says the law would lead to racial profiling and hinder trade, tourism and the fight against drug trafficking.
The ever-astute former UN AmbassadorJohn Bolton noted the connection between Washington weakness and nips from pipsqueaks: