Mexico has more consulates in the U.S. than any other country, and since exporting illegal aliens to the U.S. is a growing business they keep building more. The latest will be coming to Little Rock, Arkansas. Jake Beckwith of the Texarkana Gazette offers fawning coverage and transcribes some of the remarks of the Dallas consul.
Previous examples of puff pieces about Mexican consuls visiting small towns were featured here.
It's at least a little odd that I haven't seen any articles discussing such visits have featured reporters doing real reporting rather than acting as transcriptionists. Do they somehow think these consuls are paying friendly visits? Are they completely ignorant of the threat posed by a neighboring country sending us millions of their people? Or, is there something else involved?
Perhaps they're just part of the local power structure:
Texarkana, Ark., Mayor Horace Shipp opened the press conference by welcoming Zepeda to the city.
"The consul general is a very important part of our nation in that it is the official headquarters for representation of Mexico. It plays an important role in matters mutual to the two countries," he said.