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Travel NYT style: sneaking into the U.S. is jolly fun

A minor story from last year was the tourist attraction in Mexico that tries to recreate the experience of sneaking into the U.S. illegally. The trap is located in the Parque EcoAlberto, "an eco-park communally owned by the Hnahnu Indians".

Now, the New York Times has sent a puffball travel reporter (Patrick O'Gilfoil Healy) to take in the experience, and the results are in "Run! Hide! The Illegal Border Crossing Experience".

Now, you or I might at least ask one of the guides why Mexicans think they have the right to enter the U.S. at will. And, we might ask one of the guides whether that general idea is healthy for either Mexico or the U.S., as well as many other tough questions.

Who are we kidding? It's the New York Times, and they don't believe in delving into issues, prefering instead to offer superficial treatments of issues when not explicitly supporting the other side. Please write public *at* nytimes.com with your thoughts.

Coming next from the NYT:

- "Tips and tricks for Canadians who want to defraud the U.S. welfare system"

- "Fun amusement park attraction recreates exciting chop shop atmosphere"

- "How to water down gasoline... safely and without getting caught"

Immigration2007a · Mon, 02/05/2007 - 04:39 · Importance: 1

Mon, 02/05/2007 - 06:16
Horace

One might also wonder what kind of cynical Mexican would dream up an amusement park that would make light of the hardships of his countrymen. Imagine how callous this country would be portrayed in Mexican press, or even American press for that matter, if this had been done in the U.S. Is such insensitivity on the part of the middle and wealthy classes is commonplace in Mexico, it's no wonder that nothing is being done to go to the root of Mexio's emigration problem.