Feb 2, 2012

U.S.-Mexico Relations: Another shadow to pay attention to on Groundhog Day: Mexico's

Very good account of the disconnect between U.S. awareness of its impact on Mexico and the reality of that impact for Mexico. Something to keep in mind as the U.S. carries on, via Mexican proxy, a second Mexican-American War, the drug war. 

NJ.starledger.com: "Today, Feb. 2, also known as Groundhog Day, marks a more momentous event in North American history that most Americans can’t remember, and most Mexicans can’t forget. On that date in 1848, negotiators for the United States and Mexico signed the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, formally ending what we, north of the border, call the Mexican-American War and what our neighbors to the south still call “the American Invasion.” Under the terms of the treaty, Mexico surrendered 525,000 square miles to the United States, more than half of its territory.

Considering this includes all or part of present-day California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming and Colorado, you would think that, on Feb. 2, the treaty would at least compete in the national consciousness with Punxsutawney Phil." read more

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