Tuesday, December 16, 2003

MAINSTREAM MEDIA ON AZAN

As mentioned in the update below the first mainstream media report on detained Canadian citzen Randolph Andre Azan is available from City Pulse News.

Another aspect of this story that I failed to mention is that while Azan is a Canadian citizen he was born in Jamaica. American officials in Puerto Rico, where he is being held, wanted him to sign papers agreeing to his deportation to Jamaica. He did not want to be deported for fear of jeoprodizing his employment and residency in the U.S. What is interesting is that the American's were willing to deport him to his country of birth, Jamaica, but not Canada. Does this sound familiar? It seems the Americans really don't trust us these days. Perhaps its time for us to stop trusting them.

For other background on this story read my two posts below.

Posted by Matthew @ 12:39 AM