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US Border Mistake Could See Over 200,000 Acres Returned to Mexico

By: Elena Toledo - @NenaToledo - Mar 10, 2017, 2:27 pm
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Mexican Senator Patricio Martínez said he will finance the satellite and topographic studies needed to prove the border error. (Sin Embargo)

EspañolA mistake in the border lines between Mexico and the United States could see over 200 thousand acres returned to Mexico.

Chihuahua Senator Patricio Martínez García said 214,381 acres considered US territory since the 19th century actually belongs to Mexico.

So far, there has been no proposal that will lead the United States to address the territorial error, but Senator Martinez Garcia said he is looking for funds top conduct topographic and satellite studies that could confirm whether the US is trespassing on Mexican territory.

If the studies confirm the error, Mexico would be entitled to claim that territory by sending a diplomatic note to the United States government.

The legislator stated that 99 percent of the territory is vacant land only inhabited in Nogales and Arizona, so the case would require a legal review clarifying the situation for both countries.

 

The issue arises amid wavering relations between Mexico and the United States due to immigration policies involving a border wall that President Donald Trump plans to implement in order to prevent immigrants from entering the US.

Mexico’s Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray made the Mexican government’s displeasure known this week by coming out against deportation and immigrant families that have been separated while crossing the border.

Source: Sin Embargo

Elena Toledo Elena Toledo

Educator by trade, social-media apprentice, activist for a democratic Honduras, and free thinker. Follow her on Twitter @NenaToledo.

Facing Sanctions at OAS, Venezuelan Regime Suggests Leaving Regional Body

By: Sabrina Martín - @SabrinaMartinR - Mar 10, 2017, 1:47 pm
Roy Chaderton, a top Venezuelan diplomat, has discussed the possibility of Venezuela leaving the OAS (

Español The regime of Nicolás Maduro has not ruled out the possibility of withdrawing Venezuela from the Organization of American States (OAS) due to the possible activation of the Inter-American Democratic Charter. Former Venezuelan ambassador to the OAS, Roy Chaderton, said that Venezuela "can jump the fence." Read More: Ecuador: Guillermo Lasso Will Ask to Exclude Venezuela from OAS if Maduro Refuses Free Elections Read More: OAS Won't Apply Democratic Charter to Venezuelan Regime While the Vatican is Mediating Dialogue "In any case, life without the OAS is possible and the implementation of the charter is not so simple because the effect that is sought is political; it is like telling the United States' have the green light to invade Venezuela because of the current political environment '... We are surrounded, but what happens is that we can jump, we can jump the fence because we are a country that is not isolated, we are linked to the rest of the world." googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1459522593195-0'); }); Chaderton accused the United States of promoting the activation of the inter-American mechanism. "If they come to apply it [the Democratic Charter], I have doubts about their ability to do so. It will be a battle that is going to be fought, they need two thirds, and they will have to live with the shame of doing so," he said. In recent days the OAS has come under increased pressure from political leaders and international organizations that have asked the OAS to apply the Democratic Charter to the government of Venezuela, after the dialogue between the regime and the opposition of that country failed. Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on the OAS Thursday to implement the Democratic Charter in the face of the grave crisis that afflicts that country. Likewise on March 1, the US Senate urged Donald Trump to support invoking the mechanism. The president of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, also recently spoke in favor of the OAS initiating the activation of the Charter. "What has to be achieved is an urgent, internationally supervised democratic process, because the situation is dramatic. The OAS has our support; we hope to send a message to the Venezuelan government, and that involves invoking the Democratic Charter," he said. On February 27, the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, received a request to activate the Inter-American Democratic Charter from more than a dozen Venezuelan NGOs. Source: El Estimulo, RunRun

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