OPINION: Troops vs desperate migrants?

 
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With uncertainty, despair, and supplications. This is how the caravan of Honduran migrants waits in Mexico, with the intention of continuing to the United States. They are at least-4, 500 souls fleeing violence, lack of opportunities and hunger. The Mexican authorities have given priority to women and children to solve the immigration procedures after Guatemala demolished its barrier and left the border crossing completely open. Now the responsibility to stop the march was on the Mexican side, on a border that has become a gigantic shelter.

It is one of the most dramatic migratory crises in recent years in Central America. What will happen now? In a barrage of tweets and in line with jis rhetoric of criminalizing immigrants, the US president threatened to mobilize his troops to the southern border and cut off all aid to Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico.

It is urgent to ensure the rights of each of these migrants. The caravan is not a group that can be expelled collectively and the authorities must attend to each individual as such. Although it is a movement of people, each asylum application must be examined separately. And because these cases do not happen by chance, attend to the factors that lead these people to escape from their country, at whatever cost. All eyes are on what will happen now. - LA PRENSA,  Oct. 21

 



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Andre

Actually saw it on fake news Fox a few nights ago and then checked further with other sources. On Fox it was of course reported by Shep Smith, the only true journalist there. The repubs, and 45, who all campaigned and voted 100% against Obamacare now realize that it is far too popular with the people to not back it. So check the ads.....most are trying to capitalize on it in the hope that the people won't remember next week. Shep Smith helped with that though!!!! You see, just more lies from your hero the greatest president ever!!! What BS!! The worst president....the biggest liar....the fattest and most insecure narscissist to ever occupy the WH!! If he stopped walking people like you would be up his arse to your shoulders!! Just some more facts for you lemmings to chew on as you merrily go over the cliff!!

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Richard Charron

Please show me where the DOJ is "pushing action" to deny coverage. I see no social programs being cut, although I would love to see it happen. You confuse so easily. Ease up on the Kool-Aid.

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Andre

No, actually he and the rest of the repubs publicly state protection of preexisting condition coverage. But the DoJ is currently pushing legal action to allow insurance companies to deny coverage for p e c. So this just another lie by 45 that you and the rest of the lemmings have swallowed. Just like the tax cuts.......really not for the middle class. And now the lie about further tax cuts that will never happen without more debt and cuts to all the social programs that the repubs have always wanted to do away with. Wake up and smell the BS!!!!

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Richard Charron

While you are not busy reading laughable Liberal Talking Points, find a quote from this President where he has stated that he wants to eliminate coverage for pre-existing conditions. In fact if you pay attention you will see that he has proposed extending coverage between States which not one Democrat endorsed. He has also attempted to rein in the Pharmaceutical Companies but was fought on both sides of the aisle by the politicians raking in the money from them. He also tried to pass a replacement bill for Obamacare which again did not garner one Democrat vote. Trump is a businessman and knows darn well that the current system is broken and has to be revamped with more control put on the medical profession. I just spent 5 days in the hospital and the bill was in excess of $100,000 including many $20.00 plus pills that are purchased in the drugstore for .30 cents. Trump simply wants to bring some sanity to the system.

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Andre

I just had to highlight one of the grossest and blatant lies being told by the gop and 45. They want to protect coverage for people with preexisting conditions. You and your kind choose to believe that lie while the gop and 45 do everything in their power to do away with any existing protection. Like lemmings over a cliff!!! And you call him the best president ever???!!!!! Pure and complete stupidity.

7 months ago
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Andre

Likewise rc, I got tired of watching the Fox bs, so I took the time to entertain myself with yours instead. Once again you cite the typical right wing diatribes. The investigation is about Russian interference...which has already been proven. And as to socialism in America....social security, medicare, medicaid etc!!!! All evidence of socialism. Don't be so blindly idiotic. You all cite the same talking points that only true ignorance of truth can accept. You deserve 45!!! With all the voter suppression and gerrymandering by the gop they probably will retain control. I hope so for your sake because if they lose either one of the houses 45 will not be able to handle it, leading definitely to something that will truly be impeachable. Remember he thinks he is above the law. Once again.....GO GOP!!! Let the insanity continue!!!! Still don't understand why, if you are such a devout worshipper, that you choose to bask in the glow of maga from afar. Or perhaps you are a closet socialist!!! Nothing is ever what it seems....except of course 45. He seems like a narscisistic ignorant buffoon..... and he proves it every time he opens his little mouth....sort of like most of his lying insecure followers. No more from me today. Have to water my garden!!! Much more profitable exercise than talking truth to ignorance .

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Richard Charron

Let's take your first line, that no one is questioning the election result. Please explain the multi-million dollar "Russian collusion" investigation. Or how about the questioning of the value of the Electoral College. If it's "done" why is there still a Mueller "investigation" going on. He would not have to defend it if they MSM didn't continue to pound on him over and over again. It's called self defense all winners know how to take care of themselves. Tell me which America has been socialist for decades. You must be referring to South America. While you are at it, please give us the name of one socialist country that has ever been successful. Russia? Cuba? Venezuela? You commies are all alike, you simply follow the pied piper and demand demand, demand, more "free" stuff. Actually you hit me on a quiet day, otherwise I wouldn't take the time to respond to your dumb comments.

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Andre

So trumpish!!! Noone is questioning the election result. That is done, but his own insecurity forces him to defend it constantly. Open your mind for once...America has been socialist for decades. Even you benefited from it. You just choose to lie to yourself. So how stupid can YOU be?? Ignorance is bliss!!!

7 months ago
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Richard Charron

Wow! It is incredible how groups of people can live in and experience the same daily happenings and yet still have a completely different take on reality. You are certainly entitled to your own reality and experiences and to act upon your political leanings in either approving or disapproving of the actions of Greatest President We Have Ever Had. I know where I stand and it is going to take more than the political jabs of a socialist to change my opinions on what will make America Great Again. I sleep well at night in knowing that President Trump has our future well in hand. The only angst I have is that if he loses the House we will spend the next two years (until the mistake is rectified) in accomplishing nothing as the stupid Democrat / Socialist will waste their time with phony investigations etc. They never learn that they simply lost an election and long ago should have given up on any attempt to change the outcome. How stupid can you be.

7 months ago
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Andre

Either way America will lose. The seeds of chaos have already been sown and the US is just starting to see the results. Your reference to "facts" is always ironic as you and your kind are so selective in those you choose to embrace. First.....the best president!!!!! Clearly untrue to all those who can see through the glow of his orange face. Second....his amazing accomplishments!!!! Given wealth, which only a complete imbecil could mess up....which he did on no less than two occassions. Third... Tax cuts.....made himself and his kind even richer while he oversees the demise of so many because of coming cuts to the social programs that have been a part of America for decades.....yes....socialism.....that word that makes neofascists like you and 45 tremble. And while I could go on and on....finally the lies that you knuckle draggers gobble up like a herd of snorting pigs at the trough. So never mention facts in the same sentence with 45. Never works!!! As I said before I hope your prediction is right.....after all of its sins, America will get the govt it deserves. Read your history books where you might actually find some facts because right now there are very few in your world.

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Richard Charron

Yes of course we "knuckle draggers" are wrong as usual. We should just open up our borders to anyone who wants to enter. For that matter let's invite all the people from Panama who feel disenfranchised in some manner. Why not? Perhaps instead of wasting your time posting here you should spend some of that time studying the facts and ultimate outcome of your ludicrous statements. As to President Trump, (The best President the U.S. has ever had) he will make the correct decision regarding this immigrant hoard that is attempting to illegally cross borders in a manner that simply can't be allowed. No country on earth would allow such a thing to happen. BTW I can make a prediction also. The Republicans will not only maintain control of the House they will greatly increase their majority in the Senate. Let's see who's predictions are correct.

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Andre

You and your like minded knuckle draggers truly are ignorant and deserving of the yellow haired buffoon. While I do wish major losses for the gop in a couple of weeks, a part of me also hopes that they gain even more of a majority!! America deserves the chaos that is coming. After electing 45 and blindly supporting his complete and utter insanity, the people sadly need to reap what they sow. Every dynasty has its day. America's time has come. Destruction from within is the usual means of demise and it is happening right before our eyes under the guise of MAGA!! The only concern is what this will mean for the rest of the world. Buckle up rnk, rc and mh!! It is about to hit the fan!!

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Richard Charron

How do you vet 5,000 or more people of which only 5% are truly subject to mistreatment? You can’t without mistreating them. This is nonsense. I say let the military do their job and stop them by whatever means are necessary. The more that get hurt the less that will try.

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drdias

First OFF! The Republicans cause Central America and South American countries into this mess! The overthrow of legitimately elected governments the root cause, just like the School of the Americas was a school of military prowess! One only has to look to the Middle East to see the USA under the republican party leaders using government more like Fascists then actually spreading their phony form of Democracy that translates into Dictatorships and Military rule which only benefits the republican in Washington DC!

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RedNekTex

This "migration" is a purely political stunt by leftists. It is funded by rich leftists in the US. President Trump is doing exactly what he should do. Control the border from foriegn invasion.

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GULICK GRINGO

Glad that was classified as OPINION. Mr. Kik needs to learn how to spell COLOMBIA.

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George Klk

Panama | Central American Journey of Escape Columbia and Panama prosperity, what does it mean? Columbia and Panama were once a combined state. Panama once it declared its independence with the aid of the U.S.: - had opportunities and U.S. protection. - dictator Noriega forcefully took control of Panama and the U.S. intervened. - the country was free but still suffered rampage of out of control corruption. - single mafia minded ex-president Martinelli was a potential government disaster. - social media called everything into question, (me) and the laws kicked in. Columbia has it underground drug trafficking operation but is under control. Panama and Columbia prospered but now takes in Venezuela's starving. Latin America does not want the U.S. to intervene and the mass exodus continues. Venezuela's poverty and mass exodus what does it mean? Venezuela once it enjoyed economic prosperity with their oil: - had no industry and potentially no opportunities with no U.S. protection. - dictator Maduro forcefully took control of Venezuela with no U.S. intervention. - had Russia's financing for sales of military weapons. - has China's over $50 billion financing for dictator Maduro. - single mafia minded dictator Maduro is a government disaster. - social media did not call everything into question and the laws did not kick in. Summary and conclusion: Columbia wants the U.S. intervention for Venezuela but it is not popular. Latino America does not want a short duration war because of collateral damages. Latino America does not learn from the implications of foreign investment. Venezuela is now indebted to China's $50 billion with a fateful economic crises. Venezuela runs away from its problems. Venezuela the "black gold mountain of oil" and Russia / China intervened. China and Russia has sowed its weed. Venezuela's pan of gold is now a... (sorry)… "flash in the pan".

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