Ruiz Cabañas: criticizes walls before UN council. Ruiz Cabañas: racism and xenophobia.

Mexico criticizes walls at UN Rights Council

They stand for extremism and intolerance, says Undersecretary for Human Rights

Walls represent extremism and intolerance and Mexico will not accept them, the Undersecretary for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights told the United Nations Human Rights Council this week.

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Speaking at the council’s headquarters in Geneva on Thursday, Miguel Ruiz Cabañas said that “walls between nations are walls between people, and bring about extremism and intolerance through physical and ideological barriers, which we will not accept under any circumstance.

“We must condemn populist ultra-nationalism that, when exploited as a political weapon, impacts democracies and severely affects freedoms and fundamental rights,” he said, without naming the United States.

“This is why the government of Mexico reiterates its commitment to the defense of our nationals abroad.”

Since human rights are universal, interdependent and interrelated, stated Ruiz, “it isn’t possible to defend some and ignore others, or defend them for some individuals while denying them to others.”

Internationally, migrants find themselves in a situation of vulnerability in the name of national security, resulting in the infringement of “the most fundamental of their human rights and their safety.

“Make no mistake: behind discourses like those lie racism and xenophobia.”

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Ruiz said that when a nation’s security measures target a particular group of people they are in effect criminalized, “contravening the rule of law and violating due process through severely discriminatory acts.

“Ill-conceived security policies not only fail to halt human mobility, but also increase risks and vulnerability among migrants . . . Measures like those are mistaken, both morally and practically, as they entail a very high social cost.”

He also insisted that governments are mandated to guarantee that all their policies, including those related to national security, adhere to international law.

“The government of Mexico reasserts its commitment to defend our compatriots abroad . . . and will continue to strive to guarantee that the rights of foreigners in Mexico are also fully respected.”

The council before which Ruiz appeared has been criticized for a number of years for the influence repressive governments have over it, and there has been speculation in Washington recently that the U.S. might withdraw from it.

The U.S. envoy to the council said this week it should drop its “obsession with Israel,” describing it as a threat to the council’s credibility.

It was formed to replace the Human Rights Commission in 2006, when then-U.S. president George W. Bush refused to join for that reason.

That decision was reversed by Barack Obama in 2009.

Source: Milenio (sp)

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  • Güerito

    See my comment from three days ago:

    http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/mx-will-turn-to-un-if-migrants-rights-violated/

    And keep in mind that Central American passing though Mexico are victims of robbery, kidnapping, rape and murder – including several high profile mass executions.

  • Farmer_Girl

    When can the USA expect Mexico to return the $75 million dollars that Obama gave you to build a wall on Mexico’s own southern border?

  • Güerito

    US State Department yearly report on Human Rights abuses in Mexico. Released this week, but mostly compiled and prepared while Obama was still in office.

    The most significant human rights-related problems included involvement by
    police and military in serious abuses, such as unlawful killings, torture, and
    disappearances. Impunity and corruption in the law enforcement and justice
    system remained serious problems. Organized criminal groups killed, kidnapped,
    extorted, and intimidated citizens, migrants, journalists, and human rights
    defenders.
    The following additional problems persisted: poor prison conditions; arbitrary
    arrests and detentions; intimidation and violence against human rights defenders
    and journalists; violence against migrants; violence against women; domestic
    violence; abuse of persons with disabilities; threats and violence against some
    members of the indigenous population; threats against lesbian, gay, bisexual,
    transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons; trafficking in persons; and child labor,
    including forced labor by children.
    Impunity for human rights abuses remained a problem throughout the country with
    extremely low rates of prosecution for all forms of crimes.

    https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/265812.pdf

  • cooncats

    No problem, Mexico. Take responsibility for your side of the border, respect U.S. immigration laws just as you expect yours to be respected, stop shoving your people and immigrants from the south across that border and PRESTO! no border wall is needed.

    Otherwise you have no complaint if your northern neighbors decide they’ve had enough of the lawlessness and border jumping and decide their only recourse is to wall you off.

    You can’t have it both ways, having one set of rules going south and quite another going north. Wake up, grow up and become a responsible neighbor.

    • gypsyken

      Since posts on this site, Mr. Dan Houk, are mostly made by the distinct minority of Americans like you who support the white supremacist regime of Il Duce Trump, they do not reflect the views of most Americans, and I am confident that Mexicans will not regard them as such. Kenneth Crosby

      • cooncats

        Do you have anything of substance to contribute here or for that matter, anything of substance going on in your brain at all Ken?

        Inquiring minds want to know.

        I suggest you check the polling on this topic in the U.S. genius. The local crowd of pandering, simpering liberals you hang out with aren’t representative of anything other than yourselves.

        You better stick to bad gringo art, Ken. You really are way out of your element here.

        • gypsyken

          Pathetic Pro-Trump Rallies Draw Hundreds Of People Around The Country

          http://www.politicususa.com/…/pathetic-pro-trump-rallies-draw-hundreds-people-country.ht...

          “A series of national rallies meant to show support for Donald Trump ended up demonstrating the President’s unpopularity as rallies are small and crowds are numbering in the hundreds.

          “50 people showed up at the March4Trump rally in DC. . . .

          “The rallies are so small that even Fox News admitted the real crowd sizes, ‘Supporters of President Donald Trump held a series of smaller rallies and marches around the country to show their pride in his presidency.’

          “In New York, Trump’s hometown, the crowd was estimated to be a couple of hundred people outside of Trump Tower.

          The Trump rallies around the country will be lucky if they top 10,000-15,000 supporters.”

          • SickofLiberalbs9999

            63 million voters already “demonstrated” by electing Trump.
            Who cares about these rallies? Nobody but the leftist media.
            Trump supporters have nothing to march for – THEY ALREADY WON.

          • gypsyken

            But as noted above, almost 74 million voters did NOT vote for Trump, almost 11 million more than voted for him. Trump supporters were urged to participate in the March4Trump rallies held on Saturday all over the U.S., but only a few did so. It’s just a matter of time when he will be removed from office, one way or another. His current rant about Obama having tapped his phone are making more people realize that he’s unhinged.

          • SickofLiberalbs9999

            “Trump supporters were urged to participate…………..”
            They don’t give a damn about marching, HE’S ALREADY PRESIDENT, you idiot.

          • gypsyken

            Then why were Trump supporters urged to march to show their support for him? At the rate supporters are abandoning him, maybe he won’t be president for long!

          • SickofLiberalbs9999

            Who cares? YOU LOST.

            “Won’t be President for long” – you’ll still be saying that 4 years from now (maybe 8).

          • Reuben

            Trump supporters fear violence from leftists. They fear persecution, loss of jobs and harassment. Also, most Trump supporters have ACTUAL JOBS. Due to these factors, Trump rallies will have fewer people than might be expected.

          • gypsyken

            Hmm, most Trump supporters already have jobs but they nevertheless support a fraud whose false claim that he will create millions of new jobs was, along with his attacks on immigrants, his principal appeal to the uninformed voters who voted for him. An interesting point of view. I would not expect such implied compassion for the unemployed from supporters of Il Duce whose policy proposals, as for health care and taxes, chiefly benefit the already wealthy. And I would not expect supporters of white-supremacist fascism to fear persecution and harassment, since they are the ones usually doing the persecuting and harassing, especially of immigrants and others who they perceive as being unlike them.

      • Reuben

        While the rest of us present facts, all you do is name-calling. Actually, a majority of Americans DO support The Wall. Illegal immigrants, and anchor babies do not – and yes, they voted.

        • gypsyken

          You are wrong. All polls, except perhaps ones that might be conducted by Breitbart or right-wing radio talk show hosts, show that most Americans do not support the wall. And almost ten million more voters voted for candidates other than Il Duce than voted for him. He was put in office via the Electoral College by a distinct minority of the Americans who voted.

    • SickofLiberalbs9999

      excellent post

  • miabeach

    The more they talk and fuss the more galvanized Americans become to expedite deportation. The other day Vicente Fox declared that Mexicans and Americans are roommates not just neighbors. Roommates! Roommates in my house eating my food and only I am paying the bills. That’s what a Mexican roommate is.

    • SickofLiberalbs9999

      Vincente Fox has done more damage to Mexican-American relations with his big mouth than anyone else.
      Mexico, when are you going to shut this guy up?
      He makes a fool of himself and his country every time he talks.
      It’s all macho “we’re so tough”, screw you gringos, screw Trump, we won’t do this, we won’t do that…………………”

      Without American markets and security cooperation, Mexico will become Syria in short order.
      STFU, Vincente, for the sake of your country and countrymen.

  • Lorenzo Epps

    it’s a shame mexico doesn’t have freedom of speech. maybe that is why all her people want to become illegals here in the usa.

    • cooncats

      No, the big problem is lack of security and lack of opportunity. Mexicans are saddled with a government full of corrupt and incompetent thieves. The cost of corruption here is estimated by Mexican sources as 5 percent of GNP, which amounts to 100 billion U.S. on a 2 trillion U.S. GNP.

      • Julian Epps

        the corruption you speak of comes FROM THE MEXICAN PEOPLE BOTTOM TO TOP. your hearts are corrupt and evil. this is why you treat others so belligerently. ANYWAY…we the people…DON’T WANT YOU HERE…we didn’t invite you…you just showed up to the party! GET OUT!

        • cooncats

          No Julian, that is simply not correct. After centuries of murder and repression from the ruling class the people here tend to be beat down and reluctant to fight the oppression of the political class and owning/ruling elite but they sure are not corrupt. If you lived here you would notice just how noble and loving the average Mexican is.

          Also, yes you did invite them. You looked the other way at the border for decades and you quickly gave them jobs when they showed up. The U.S. is at least equally responsible for this situation with Mexico. I believe Trump knows this which is why he will seek some sort of normalization AFTER the border is controlled.

          • SickofLiberalbs9999

            You’re right – Mexican people are noble and loving.
            Unfortunately, look what it’s gotten them.

          • Julian Epps

            mexican people are scum! they have shown people from central and south america and north america just what PARASITES you truly are!

          • Julian Epps

            no…WE DID NOT INVITE YOU…those who may have ENABLED you and yours are criminals along with the mexican people who have coveted stolen lied murdered etc on american soil….GET OUT.
            tend to your own garden! your own people behead and kill your own…there is something wrong with you as a people.

        • SickofLiberalbs9999

          Julian, you get today’s award for dumbest comment.
          And how do you know the “hearts” of the Mexican people?
          Are you one of those Americans who hates all foreigners?
          Shame on you.

          • Julian Epps

            yes SICKO PSYCHO. i hate all foreigners. you have figured me out. DUMBASS.

  • 101st

    No doubt, Ruiz Cabañas has a big wall around his house/property.

  • gypsyken

    Mexicans are aware that only a minority of Americans, out of the minority whose votes put Il Duce Trump in office, some of whom no longer support him, support his building of a wall. The majority of Americans who reject Il Duce’s white-supremacist regime are continually demonstrating against him in large numbers. It probably did not escape the notice of Mexicans that the numbers who demonstrated in support of Il Duce today were tiny in comparison. Today’s early morning tweets, following continuing revelations about contacts between his campaign and Russian officials seeking to aid it, surprised even his closest supporters, and they may indicate that, thankfully, his days in office may be numbered. His Attorney General has had to recuse himself from investigating such contacts, as he had them himself, and his denying that he had had such contacts to a committee of the U.S. Senate may force him from office. Kenneth Crosby

    • SickofLiberalbs9999

      Hey, genius, Trump won, what do his supporters have to march and demonstrate for? Nothing.

      63 MILLION Americans voted for Trump – but you claim Mexicans are watching the size of Trump “demonstration” crowds to ascertain American public opinion?
      Trump supporters already “marched” – TO THE POLLS IN NOVEMBER.

      Do you remember that little event in America last November called an election?
      Do you understand what elections are for? Apparently not.
      IT’S OVER – YOU LOST.

      • gypsyken

        But almost 74 million voters did NOT vote for Trump, almost 11 million more than voted for him. And almost 66 million voted for his principal opponent. Moreover, polls and turnouts at rallies and demonstrations indicate that fewer people than voted for Trump now support him. Trump supporters were urged to participate in the March4Trump rallies held on Saturday all over the U.S., but only a few did so. It’s just a matter of time when he will be removed from office, one way or another. His current rant about Obama having tapped his phone are making more people realize that he’s unhinged.

        • SickofLiberalbs9999

          I’m sure you’ll be back here apologizing for your error after it is revealed that Obama used a FISA decision to tap Trump’s phones during the election, right?
          You’re going to be proven wrong soon – will you admit it when it happens?
          Nope, liberals ignore facts when they do not fit “the agenda”.

          • gypsyken

            You are simply making an enormous presumption in stating that it will be “revealed that Obama used a FISA decision to tap Trump’s phone.” If that were the case, why didn’t your Leader (Hail Trump) say that, instead of merely making a claim without offering any evidence whatsoever for it? The claim actually came from a right-wing radio talk show host and was picked up by Breitbart, neither of which is a reliable source of fact, and no one else, not even Sean Sphincter, has asserted it (His assistant said that “if” the claim were true, it would be a serious matter.) However, whenever I am proven to be wrong, I do admit my error. It is not “liberals” who “ignore facts.” It was Il Duce’s Kellyanne who introduced “alternative facts,” that is, falsehoods, when the actual facts contradicted your Leader’s claim.

  • Russ Hilderley

    Mexico’s electricity consortium should build the WALL using giant ,double stacked SOLAR panels,made in Canada by a Spanish fir, Heliene Inc. of Sault Ste. Marie,Ontario.Deported Mexican labourer could erect the “wall”.Mexico’s wall would export the surplus KWH;s generated to the southern US,and it would pay for itself.
    Mexico wins. Canada wins.#45 gets a wall…that will produce billions of pesos for MEXICO>
    Think about. It could be an electrified wall to boot.
    Sincerely,
    Russ Hilderley,
    Goulais Bay,Ontario,Canada.

    • miabeach

      I think Mexico should build sewage treatment plants instead of dumping raw sewage into streams, lakes rivers or oceans. Or Mexico should build schools for her children. Or Mexico should build hospitals. Or Mexico should build roads. Or Mexico should build bridges. Or Mexico should build reservoirs.

  • More nonsense. Nations must protect their borders.

  • K. Chris C.

    Always enjoyable when a thieving and lying pol or crat riles against thieving and lying pols and crats in front of other thieving and lying pols and crats.

    An American citizen, not US subject.

    • SickofLiberalbs9999

      Yes, thieves, criminals, and hypocrites calling out other thieves, criminals, and hypocrites – it’s hilarious.
      No matter what country, all diplomats are liars and con men – it’s a major qualification for the job.
      Take John Kerry, for example. He’s the template for all international diplomats /con artists.

      • K. Chris C.

        The shocking thing is how people buy into it again and again.

        By the way, John “Kerry” is really John Kohn.

        An American citizen, not US subject.

  • Geoffrey Rogg

    I don’t understand, is he implying that to enter a country illegally is a human right? If so either he or I are in cuckoo land!

  • SickofLiberalbs9999

    I wonder how much these government representatives are paid to fly off to Europe or Asia, stay in 5-star hotels, eat gourmet meals, drink lots of alcohol, hobnob with their counterparts on the “council”, give a leftist speech no one will ever hear or care about, listen to the other leftists make their speeches, go to the conference after-party (hookers, drugs, more alcohol, more hookers, more alcohol, more drugs.) Fly home and wait for the next “conference” in another exotic 5-star locale and repeat multiple times a year. What a career. All while accomplishing nothing.

    • DeadWest

      Way too many comments. Sorry to say I am sick of you.

  • Russ Hilderley

    Mexico should erect a wall of SOLAR PANELS,and sell the surplus megawatts of power yo the United States.
    The sale of excess electricity would pay for the 700 miles of energy producing panels.Mexicans would build it. The International Banks would finance it. Heliene Inc. of Canada would manufacture the solar panels,and load them on ships at Sault Ste. Marie,Ontario.By pass the USA altogether. It would be a WIN-WIN for Mexico’s economy,Mexican workers, and the Canadian/Spanish company .If you agree this would shut out #45,and USA would ultimately be paying for it….not Mexico. Pass this suggestion on to whoever would see the merits of such a proposal.
    By the way,Sault Ste. Marie,Canada is the alternative energy capital of North America!We have wind turbine,solar energy,co-gens.,and hydro.

  • Henry Wilson

    Anytime a Mexican govt. official utters the words “human rights” the hearer has the right, if not the obligation, to erupt in hysterical, raucous, side splitting, tear jerking, fall on the ground, sustained laughter.

    • SickofLiberalbs9999

      Apparently, the word “hypocrisy” does not exist in Spanish, hence Mexican officials continue to make fools of themselves with their “do as we say, not as we do” pronouncements.

      • Henry Wilson

        It does but the word is apparently banned in Mexico , and almost all of Latin America for that matter, except when slamming the hated Gringos.

  • SickofLiberalbs9999

    Do these guys have any understanding of the word “credibility”?
    How about “reality”?

    “Mexico will not accept a wall.”
    What a pathetic statement to make.
    Of course Mexico will be forced to “accept” Trump’s wall – it will be built on American soil. It’s already begun.
    Mexico has no standing to challenge a sovereign nation’s actions on its own land.

    So why do diplomats say stupid things that they can’t back up?
    And what will they say after the wall is complete?

    “We see the wall, but we do not accept it”?
    20 years from now – “yes, we know the wall has been there for 20 years, but we still don’t “accept it.”

    If Mexico needs a weak negotiator to fight the hopeless battle against the wall –
    John Kerry is available, give him a call.

  • Reuben

    Almost the entire Mexican government is composed of WHITE people. Hardly an indigenous, or mestizo, to be seen – even though the vast majority of Mexicans are brown mestizos. So who are the “racists” again?

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