Vicente Fox: Ex-Mexico President responds to Trump comment

Vicente Fox: Ex-Mexico President responds to Trump comment

Jan 14, 2018

Vicente Fox: Fromer President of Mexico tells Donald Trump, ‘Your mouth is the foulest shithole in the world’. Former Mexican president Vicente Fox has launched a scathing attack on Donald Trumpafter the US president reportedly referred to Haiti and African countries as “shithole countries”. Mr Fox, who is an outspoken critic of Mr Trump, lampooned the president for asserting which groups were welcome in America and said his mouth was the “foulest sh*thole in the world”. “Donald Trump, your mouth is the foulest sh*thole in the world. With what authority do you proclaim who’s welcome in America and who’s not,” he said on Twitter. Mr Fox then went on to question whether Mr Trump, whose family originally comes from Germany, had forgotten his own immigrant heritage. The president’s mother was born in Scotland came to America at the age of 17. The businessman, who was president of Mexico from 2000 to 2006, said: “America’s greatness is built on diversity, or have you forgotten your immigrant background, Donald?” This comes after Mr Trump reportedly branded Haiti and several African countries “sh*thole” nations during a meeting with congressional leaders in the Oval Office. Click here for full article on Yahoo News Source: Yahoo...

Mexican artist is painting the ‘world’s longest mural’ on the US-Mexico border wall

Mexican artist is painting the ‘world’s longest mural’ on the US-Mexico border wall

Jan 13, 2018

As the Trump administration seeks $18 billion over the next decade to more than double the length of the US-Mexico border fencing, one artist has another plan for the barriers. Mexican artist Enrique Chiu is working to cover the existing border wall in colorful murals. His ultimate goal is to paint connected works there that span over 600 miles — which would become the world’s longest mural. Chiu sees the project, called the “Mural of Brotherhood,” as “a way to unite the two nations that are divided.” The works, which often include images found in Mexican folklore, can take a full day or several weeks (depending on the size) to complete. His ultimate goal is to paint connected works there that span over 600 miles – which would become the world’s longest mural. Enrique Chiu, who has worked as an artist for 18 years, has painted over 80 murals in 10 cities across California, Mexico, and Guatemala. He sees this project, which he calls the “Mural of Brotherhood,” as “a way to unite the two nations that are divided.” To paint on the Mexico side, Chiu gained permission from his country’s border security department. He hopes to eventually make it a binational project, and paint on the U.S. side too. “There has always been a border united by the border cities. If the interest was to maintain peace in the world, [the Trump administration] would promote education and equality in the US, not violence and racism,” Chiu said. Chiu considers himself an advocate for migrant and immigration rights. The murals are meant to “leave a positive message to support Latino people,” he said. “They’re also intended as a form of protest against the border wall that the Trump administration wishes to build,” he concluded. This year, Chiu will also install a 50-foot-tall sculpture that represents peace at the US-Mexico border. Source: Business...

Trump says he will use NAFTA negotiations to make Mexico pay for the wall: CNN

Trump says he will use NAFTA negotiations to make Mexico pay for the wall: CNN

Jan 13, 2018

Washington (CNN).- President Donald Trump signaled Thursday January 11 that he is willing, if necessary, to use the NAFTA negotiations to make good on his promise of making Mexico pay for the border wall. The statement comes as his administration is in the midst of seeking federal funding for his long-promised border wall and also renegotiating the US’ trade deal with Canada and Mexico. “They can pay for it indirectly through NAFTA,” Trump said Thursday in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. “We make a good deal on NAFTA, and, say, ‘I’m going to take a small percentage of that money and it’s going toward the wall.’ Guess what? Mexico’s paying.” Trump’s comments came hours after he was updated by his administration’s top economic and trade advisers on the progress of those negotiations and the administration’s trade actions more broadly. Trump repeatedly promised during the campaign that he would build a wall on the Southern US border and force Mexico to pay for it. But Trump has seen little progress on either front, with Democrats in Congress refusing to greenlight funding for Trump’s border wall and the Mexican President making clear Mexico would never fund Trump’s proposed barrier. Click here for full article on CNN Source:...

Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as “shithole countries”

Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as “shithole countries”

Jan 12, 2018

In a total lack of diplomacy and respect, president Donald Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as “shithole countries”. Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as “shithole countries”during a meeting with a bipartisan group of senators at the White House, a Democratic aide briefed on Thursday’s meeting told NBC News. Trump’s comments were first reported by The Washington Post, which said the nations referred to by Trump also included El Salvador. The U.N. human rights office said the comments, if confirmed, were “shocking and shameful” and “racist,” while Haiti’s foreign minister summoned the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Robin Diallo for clarification. Two sources briefed on the conversation say that during the portion of the conversation about Haiti — which came at the top of the exchange that led to the “shithole” comment — the president questioned why Haitians should be given specific consideration. “Why do we need more Haitians, take them out,” he said, according to sources. Someone else in the room responded: “Because if you do, it will be obvious why.” The White House issued a statement that did not deny the remarks, however Trump tweeted an apparent denial early Friday: “The language used by me at the … meeting was tough, but this was not the language used.” It came as senators huddled in the Oval Office with the president to discuss a path forward on an immigration deal. Trump questioned why the United States would want people from nations such as Haiti while he was being briefed on changes to the visa lottery system. According to the aide, when the group came to discussing immigration from Africa, Trump asked why America would want immigrants from “all these shithole countries” and that the U.S. should have more people coming in from places like Norway.   Click here for full article on NBC News Source: NBC...

FORBES: It is time for Mexico to focus on Asia (and think less about the United States)

FORBES: It is time for Mexico to focus on Asia (and think less about the United States)

Jan 12, 2018

According to Forbes.com, the way the United States closes its economy and ceases to guarantee world peace, forces business leaders to turn to a region that has its own charm. 2018 starts under the sign of uncertainty. An uncertainty to which, in truth, we are already getting used to. In less than two years, an impressive number of events have suddenly changed the world order. It is clear that we are going through a period of transition, but where are we heading to? From the current chaos, the world system features two characteristics:   The first is that there is, at the moment, no superpower capable of taking charge of global security. Among the failures of Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, and the mismanagement of the Korean question, the US fails to maintain its Pax Americana over the world.   The second characteristic is that the countries of the first world are affected by problems that until yesterday defined the developing countries. Between unrestrained populism, religious and ethnic tensions, and the impoverishment of the middle class, it is no longer the second world (the underdeveloped or emerging countries) that has approached the first world, but it is the first world that is approaching the second.   While the first world suffers, the developing countries continue their race towards economic growth (albeit at different speeds). These countries seem to have definitively renounced any ambition for democratic development. Transitions do not march towards democracy and therefore it would be better to define them as “hybrid regimes”, since they stably combine an imperfect democracy with authoritarian profiles. In addition, as it can be observed in China, liberal and democratic rights are not an essential condition for growth. The Chinese economy grows at a very high rate while maintaining an authoritarian political structure. 2018 will be a year of great opportunities, but also of great challenges as growth in Asia shapes unprecedented geopolitical scenarios. Entrepreneurs in Mexico must become aware of the change and look to the Far East. Source:...

Plastic Surgeon Victor Ramirez found innocent in patient’s death case

Plastic Surgeon Victor Ramirez found innocent in patient’s death case

Jan 11, 2018

ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA THE BAJA POST/EDITOR Plastic surgeon Victor Ramirez Hernandez said he has been declared innocent of all charges in the case of Australian Eva Nicole Sarmonikas Figueroa, who traveled to Mexicali foe an liposuction surgery where the patient died, according to Ramirez who stated that in a press conference, and he also denied what the deceased’s sister, Angela Solange said about his lack of training and knowledge regarding aesthetic surgery. Doctor Ramirez reiterated the resolution of the corresponding authorities had been of innocence and said: “I m a member of the Mexican Plastic Surgery Council and the International Association of Plastic Surgeons, the council stood by me all the time they decided not to eject me and I requested a temporal suspension while I was working this problem out, the case was over and I want to say that I am considering a legal suit against Solange, I am discussing it with my lawyer”. “There-s a confusion, we are plastic surgeon medical specialists, there is a deception regarding definitions of plastic and reconstructive plastic reconstructive surgery, we go through the so called General Medicine six years, then three years General Surgery and finally three to four years of plastic surgery, those who have attended a Veracruz State’s school to get a Master’s Degree in Aesthetic Surgery which resulted in a billionaire business which yielded huge profits (in pesos) in which former Governor Fidel Herrera was involved according to PROCESO MAGAZINE”, said Ramirez. Plastic Surgery involves modifications on people’s bodies, which we can carry out with the proper tools”, said Doctor Ramirez and added that the definition implies a big difference between a medical specialty and a master’s degree which doesn’t guarantee the same knowledge and reach than the specialty....