South of the Border
The presidents of 10 countries from Mexico to Columbia signed a joint venture to develop oil, gas, and hydroelectric power. The numbers are relatively small, but it appears this is being done independent of the energy "majors." If this is a trend, it's a big one towards self development and collective independence.
Evo Morales in Bolivia has begun his "agrarian revolution," seizing land from the wealthy landowners and turning it over to the poor and indiginous peoples. No telling yet how the recipients are designated, whether it is a genuine land reform or a political giveaway similar to Zimbabwe.
Mexico City's socialist ex-mayor, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is doing well enough in the runup to the presidential election that the NYTimes felt it necessary to do a giant hit piece on him.
Listen Mr. Anti-Immigration Man, if you want to stop illegal immigration, your best bet is a more socialist Mexico that eases the oppressive inequity and raises living standards for the poorest Mexicans. I know, it runs against everything you were told on FoxNews, but it's the best way to stem the flow.