Saturday, November 7, 2015

Stinky Saturday: Mexico Moving Closer to Cuba

A shift of polarity in South America?

Related: Mexican Cops Are Mean 

Is that why they are all moving away from the United States down there?

"Raul Castro visit to Mexico aims to restore relations" Associated Press  November 06, 2015

MERIDA, Mexico — The presidents of Mexico and Cuba stressed mutual interests and admiration on Friday, announcing new accords and closer political ties after more than a decade of chilly relations.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced agreements to fight human trafficking and exchanges in tourism, education, and business designed to increase Mexican investment in Cuba, as well as ‘‘a dialogue at the highest political levels.’’

Pena Nieto greeted Cuba’s Raul Castro at the Yucatan state government palace in Merida, where they held private discussions.

‘‘We also welcome the interest of Mexican companies to do business and invest in Cuba, particularly in the special development zone of Mariel and in sectors such as agriculture and tourism,’’ Castro said on what was his first state visit to Mexico.

Pena Nieto has made clear that he wants to renew Mexico’s historically close ties with Cuba. In 2002, after traveling to Mexico for a UN conference in Monterrey, Cuba’s then-President Fidel Castro accused Mexico’s then-president Vicente Fox, a conservative, of telling him to leave."

Maybe the U.S. can Staple together better relations with Cuba.