February 7, 2008

Did Vicente Fox's foreign minister spy for Castro?

Former Mexican foreign minister Jorge G. Castañeda Gutman has been a long-time interest of mine. (Here's my 2001 VDARE.com article about this slippery fellow: "Mexico's Talleyrand").

In 2006, Fredo Arias-King pointed out to me that Castaneda's Soviet mother was an employee of Stalin's government when his father, Mexico's UN ambassador, met her in New York City in the early 1950s, where she was a translator for Stalin's delegation. Castaneda's chief advisor while he was Foreign Minister (2001-2003) was his older half-brother, Ambassador-at-Large Andres Rozental Gutman, who is his mother's son by a previous marriage. Rozental personally advised Mexico's immigration negotiators with the Bush administration.

On Monday, the Mexico City newspaper El Universal has accused Castaneda of spying for Castro's intelligence service on his father, who was Mexico's foreign minister in the late 1970s and early 1980s: "Castañeda espió a México y a su padre."

Even though Castaneda is a frequent commentator in the American press, the American media, according to a Google News search, ignored the story -- after all, it's only a story about America's next-door neighbor -- except for the LA Times on Wednesday, which headlined Castaneda's denial of a story that nobody in America had been told about.

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Anonymous said...


I know you're pessimistic about Mexican politics but I think there's a quiet revolution going on in Mexico.

1) Mexico managed to pull off two honest elections.

2) Phillipe Calderon is currently waging a war against drug barons.

3) Phillipe Calderon just announced in "Hoy" that remittences are not a priority for his government and he's trying to create opportunities at home.

I think Calderon and his cronies, for whatever reasons, has realized that there is a lot more to be gained by having a peaceful rule-of-law mexico (selling retirement property to Americans, getting China to open factories there as the renmibi rises against the dollar).

I'm bullish on Mexico. In 1994, the average age in Mexico was 18. Now it's 25. The nation is maturing.

David said...

a story that nobody in America had been told about

Of course not. Leftists protect their own: "evil capitalists" (just like "evil racists") don't deserve truth, honesty, integrity, freedom, information, an open society. They deserve nothing, and will be given no quarter. It ain't black-out, disinformation, bias - it's a committment to progressive principles.

Lugash said...

I'm bullish on Mexico. In 1994, the average age in Mexico was 18. Now it's 25. The nation is maturing.

Does this include all Mexicans, or only those still residing in Mexico? A big chunk of the under 25 crowd is in the US. Mexicans under the age of 18 are common as well.