Some Mexicans are proposing to remind Mr. Trump exactly what country was the first victim of American imperialism. They are calling for a lawsuit that would aim to nullify the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (signed on Feb. 2, 1848), in which Mexico — invaded by American soldiers, its capital occupied, its ports and customs stations seized — was forced to accept the American annexation of Texas and concede more than half the rest of Mexican territory, now including most of the states of Arizona, New Mexico and California. This effort is being led by Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, the elder statesman of the Mexican left. Mr. Cárdenas is convinced that the Mexican government — especially given the need to confront Mr. Trump’s aggression — has a solid legal case. In his opinion, the 1848 treaty violates essential international legal norms and a case can be brought before the International Court of Justice, proposing reparations and indemnification.Imagine - no more California! No more Dianne Feinstein! No more Hollyweird. I might have to start celebrating Drinko de Mayo.
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Will Mexico Get Half of Its Territory Back?
Now THIS is interesting! The New York Times reports on a LEGAL challenge to a big hunk of the western US:
Posted by Old Rebel at Saturday, April 08, 2017