Pobre Mexico! Tan lejos de Dios y tan cerca de los Estados Unidos.
The angst-ridden quote feels pertinent today. Our countries are entwined in ways that don't always redound to the moral credit of either party.
Consider the unfolding bribery scandal surrounding
More shockingly, the company may have covered up an internal investigation into the bribes. The Times retraced the steps of
That law is important to remember, as many apologists for
This is no small scandal.
That clout has allowed
This is not a brand of capitalism the U.S. needs to export. It's cheating. It's corrupting another country's economy by taking unfair, unethical advantage.
The U.S. and
The question, going forward, for both Mexicans and Americans is to what extent we can trust our governments to remain free of the corrupting influence of rich corporations. Americans, especially, need to understand that our corporations do not operate abroad to do God's work; they're there to make a profit. And the manner in which they do so reflects on us all.
If the charges against Wal-mart prove accurate, the punishment must fit the crime.
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