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Friday, January 02, 2004

There's a lot to this story, and it all is worth a read, but this passage jumped out at me:

In Mexico, legislators expressed frustration about the Mexico City-Los Angeles cancellations on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, saying that they wanted Mexico's transportation minister to answer questions about the security agreements with the United States and about who would compensate Mexican airlines for any financial losses.

Victor Hugo Islas, a federal legislator from the central Mexican state of Puebla, told the newspaper Cronica: "We do not know for sure the reach of these agreements, but surely someone should compensate the Mexican airlines as well as the passengers who have lost reservations, hotels, business or even jobs over these decisions."
Almost half a million Mexican immigrate illegally into the United States each year, and these Mexican politicians want their airlines to be compensated for two cancelled flights?

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