Mexican UN Official Calls for Republican Defeat
December 15, 2007, 05:46 PM
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Jorge Bustamante, a Mexican who somehow became the United Nations' "Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants" has openly called for a Republican defeat in the 2008 election .

Here's the entire blog entry from Jeremy Schwartz's "Uncovering Mexico" blog :

Mexico’s foremost expert on immigration is calling on Mexicans to do whatever they can to stop Republicans from winning the White House next year, including a boycott of companies that donate to Republican candidates.

Jorge Bustamante,[Email] the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants and a sociology professor at the University of Notre Dame, [ Note: The one in South Bend, Indiana.]this week called Republican Party policies on immigration �immoral.� Writing in the Mexico City daily Reforma, Bustamante said the Republican candidates share in a immigration stance that �lacks even the most minimum recognition of the demand for the Mexican migrant labor.�

He called on Mexicans to harness �the real power we have as consumers� to boycott big companies that do business in Mexico and fund Republican candidacies. Bustamante didn’t name any particular companies, but said �that is public information available to anyone with basic understanding of how to navigate the Internet.�

Somebody ought to ask the Republican candidates what they think of this.