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12/05/2009 03:15 AM ID: 81949 Permalink   

107 Indigenous Slaves freed in Mexico

 

107 mostly indigenous people were being held as slaves in Mexico City in a handbag and clothespin factory that was disguised as a rehab center.

The victims were severely treated and were found suffering from malnutrition and dehydration. They were fed rotten food and were not allowed to use the bathroom. Some were raped.

Some victims were brought in by their own families while others were picked up from the streets.

"There's much more going on that we don't see," TV commentator Ana Maria Salazar said. "This gives you a sense ... of stuff going on in Mexico."

 
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Mexico has extreme racism within its borders. That is one of the reasons why people illegally cross into the United States of America. They cross to have a chance to live that they´ll never be afforded in Mexico - even though they are Mexican. "Indios" do not have equal rights, this is one of the reasons for the Chiapas war and the near civil-war status of the Mexico right now - which is blamed on terrorists and drug lords... the truth is injustice drives the crime on both sides.
When you realize that government officials play a role in these slavery rings, you´ll find that this also explains the Ciudad Juarez murders of indigenous girls.

To me, the mexican/american border is this century´s underground railroad.
 
  by: mexicanrevolution   12/05/2009 03:30 AM     
  Despicable.  
 
I´ve never understood racism at all, but what I´ve learned from the people I´ve worked with from different parts of South America is simply amazing.. and disgusting. The best analogy I can give is this: Imagine if people in Oregon hated people from Washington, simply because they are from another state. Of course, here in the US, we still have plenty of morons who hate the indigenous people of this country.

In any case, this is deplorable behavior and the Mexican government seems to be right in there with the criminals. At the very least, it seems they look past much of this activity.

Racism is certainly a bad thing but slavery and human trafficking have to be the ultimate form of racism or perhaps, misanthropy.

I wish Mexico could get over these problems, obviously for the good of the people who live there but also because my wife has never visited Mexico. I have several times and its a beautiful country with some of the kindest and most generous people I´ve ever met. Not to mention, the absolute best food on the planet. :)

One last thing.... read the source. It has far more information than could be included in the summary.

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  by: bbeljefe     12/05/2009 04:38 AM     
  @mexicanrevolution  
 
uhhhh huh....so we should just be saying come one, come all right? :P

Maybe Mexicans need to stand up for themselves...
 
  by: rippler2k3   12/05/2009 04:40 AM     
  @rippler  
 
That´s exactly what we should be saying. Perhaps you´ve forgotten or perhaps you never paid attention in history class....

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

"Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she

With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

The United States of America is a country comprised of a motley crew of individuals of all races, creeds and religions. In simple terms, we are a nation of immigrants. The Lady Liberty is still holding her torch today, which along with the words of the poem above, are an open invitation for all people, even Mexicans.

BB
 
  by: bbeljefe     12/05/2009 06:09 AM     
  @rippler2k3  
 
yea, kinda like your relatives...
lol
Just kidding... actually considering this fact - that before we created a border native americans have been migrating north and south for thousands of years... that is: the apache, hopi, comanche... and many other recognized american natives have relatives south of the border but the usa doesn´t recognize them because in the usa anybody with black hair is a mexican...

that said, keep your piece of land and hold your "freedom" with jealous hands, keep all out of your yard and kill for what little you have...
but do us all favor and act like a superpower and close your damn border. then these guys can start a revolution and make their lives better and stop being servants in the usa. Watch out though, they may get all cuban on you (see chiapas). Worse even, keep the suffering up and give them a religion that will allow them to strap explosives on themselves... and whoohoo...
 
  by: mexicanrevolution   12/05/2009 06:11 AM     
  Thank you.  
 
@ mexicanrevolution

As horrifying as his information is, it s something I would never have known if not for you and this site.
 
  by: captainJane     12/05/2009 10:23 AM     
  @BB  
 
Nice one -- well put.

I´d just like to add that as a Texan, I can´t stand Louisianans. : )
 
  by: Ben_Reilly     12/05/2009 08:52 PM     
  @Ben  
 
Even though I now live in Louisiana, I will always be Texan. ;)

BB
 
  by: bbeljefe     12/07/2009 12:44 AM     
 
 
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