Tuesday, April 26, 2011

US expands Mexico travel warning

The U.S. State Department has expanded its travel warning for Mexico. The advisory says,
Carjacking and highway robbery are serious problems in many parts of the border region and U.S. citizens have been murdered in such incidents.
One would think highway robbery would be a good reason NOT to enter into a cross-border trucking agreement with Mexico. Why would an American truck driver risk highway robbery? But perhaps that hasn't occurred to the U.S. Department of Transportation. If you'd like to raise the issue with them, click here, click the orange button that says "Submit a Comment," fill in the blanks and write down your objections.

Here's another question: What does it mean when Mexico's federal government cannot keep the nation's highways safe from brazen predators?

Answer:  It means the United States shouldn't open its borders to Mexican trucks.