Mini-Government in Exile

From the El Paso Times, my new favorite source for reading about the decline and fall of Mexico:

Police are investigating threats against Juárez Mayor Jose Reyes Ferriz, who moved his family to El Paso for safety, El Paso police Detective Carlos Carrillo said Monday. “We received information that the Juárez mayor lives in El Paso, and that possibly they were going to come to El Paso to get him,” Carrillo said. “He has not asked us for our help, but it’s our duty to protect any resident of our city who may be under threat.”

It is worrying enough that drug cartels are targeting government officials, but it would seem they can now run local governments out of town, literally. Equally concerning is that, in this case, the mayor fled to the US potentially bringing his problems with him. Will we see Mexican mayors governing from Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California in the future? Will governors of border states govern from Mexico City? The fall of Mexico continues.

About Chirol

Sir Ignatius Valentine Chirol (1852 - 1929) was a journalist, prolific author, world historian, and British diplomat. He began his career as a foreign correspondent and later became editor of the London Times. After two decades as a journalist he joined Her Majesty's Foreign Ministry as a diplomat and was subsequently knighted for his distinguished service as a foreign affairs advisor. Additionally, he wrote a dozen books on foreign affairs including The Far Eastern Question (1896), Serbia and the Serbs (1914), The End of the Ottoman Empire (1920) and The Egyptian Problem (1921). He is generally credited with popularizing "Middle East" in reference to the Arabian Peninsula with his book The Middle Eastern Question (1903). "Chirol" is a US citizen and graduate student studying Defense and Strategic Studies and government contractor. As with the historical Chirol, he has traveled to over two dozen countries and lived abroad for many years. Chirol speaks English and German fluently with basic knowledge of manyl of others.
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2 Responses to Mini-Government in Exile

  1. This is more than simply worrisome. And it escaped attention both in the media and officially for entirely too long. Thankfully DHS has finally addressed the issue.

    In terms of foreign policy it remains unspoken of by our new President. Personally, I might make Mexico my number two stop after Canada were I the O.

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