Mexico is building a wall along part of its border with Guatemala. From IPS:
According to the head of customs for Mexico's tax administration, Raúl Díaz, in order to stop boats carrying contraband, the southern Mexican state of Chiapas is building a wall along the border river Suchiate, similar to the one the United States is building along its southern border with Mexico.
"It could also prevent the free passage of illegal immigrants," admitted the Mexican official.
The irony here should be obvious. It is unfortunate that Mexico is copying the United States even while it also criticizes what it copies. Here is President Felipe Calderón in 2006:
Mr Calderon said he deplored the move because "the fence doesn't resolve anything".
"Humanity committed a grave mistake in building the Berlin Wall," he said.
"I'm sure that the United States is committing a grave mistake in building this fence." Outgoing Mexican President Vicente Fox called the plans "shameful".