News From the Border

Providing the news from a different front but from a war that we must win as well! I recognize the poverty and desperate conditions that many Latinos live in. We, as the USA, have a responsibility to do as much as we can to reach out to aid and assist spiritually with the Gospel and naturally with training, technology and resources. But poverty gives no one the right to break the laws of another sovereign nation.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Absolut-ly sorry: Arizona in map of Mexico

The Associated Press
Tucson, Arizona | Published: 04.06.2008

MEXICO CITY — Amid angry calls for a boycott by U.S. consumers, the Absolut vodka company apologized Saturday for an ad campaign depicting the American Southwest as part of Mexico.

The campaign, which promotes ideal scenarios under the slogan "In an Absolut World," showed a 1830s-era map when Mexico included California, Arizona and other Southwestern states. Mexico still resents losing that territory in the fight for Texas independence and the 1848 Mexican-American War.

But the ads, which ran only in Mexico and have since ended, were less than ideal for Americans undergoing a border buildup and embroiled in a debate over illegal immigration from their southern neighbor.

More than a dozen calls to boycott Absolut were posted on michellemalkin.com, a Web site operated by conservative columnist Michelle Malkin. The ads sparked heated comment on a half-dozen other Internet sites and blogs.

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