From Volume 36, Issue 48 of EIR Online, Published Dec. 11, 2009

Ibero-American News Digest

The 'Ni-Ni Generation': Mexican Youth Left To Die

Dec. 7 (EIRNS)—According to the official Mexican Institute of Youth (IMJUVE), there are 7 million Mexican youth today who neither go to school, nor have a job. As José Narro Robles, Chancellor of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), warned Dec. 3, the creation of this "neither/nor generation" ("ni-ni," in Spanish) is a strategic risk for the nation, because these youth have been turned into the labor market for the drug trade.

And the morgues, it might be added. Last September, IMJUVE reported that the third leading cause of death among Mexican youth is suicide, with the highest rates occurring in men between 20 and 24 years of age.

Narro Robles urged that education and jobs be provided to these youth, and that the paradigm that a successful person is someone who makes the most money in the least time, be changed, since by that criteria, someone who joins the ranks of organized crime is considered "a successful person."

"This is ugly; this is evil. It is unforgiveable," Lyndon LaRouche responded upon hearing the report of what is happening to Mexican youth. He pointed out, however, that the uglier problem is that the political institutions of Mexico have agreed to tolerate this policy, a decision sealed in the elections last July. The political institutions do not intend to make any changes. "So therefore they are saying: go ahead, go die! Because you've got no relief. You've got nothing coming to you. Go die."

Poor Southern Cone Provinces Eager for Nuclear Power

Dec. 2 (EIRNS)—There is great excitement in the Argentine province of Formosa, one of the country's poorest, over the announcement that the National Atomic Energy Commission will deploy the small prototype CAREM nuclear reactor to that province. This follows the Congress's Nov. 25 passage of the bill authorizing construction of a fourth nuclear reactor (Atucha III), extending the operating life of the existing Embalse reactor, and completing construction of the CAREM. The modular reactor can generate between 100 and 125 MW.

Formosa Gov. Gildo Insfran proudly announced that his province will become "Northern Argentina's capital for nuclear development."

In Brazil, various states in the northeast are vying to become the site for the two new reactors which the country has committed to build next in that desperately poor region. The government has already begun assessing potential sites, and will make a final determination in 2010.

Argentina: What Nazi Soros Has Wrought

Dec. 2 (EIRNS)—The Argentine Anti-Drug Association reports that there are now 2,000 drug "supermarkets" operating in metropolitan Buenos Aires and the surrounding area, each one averaging 150 sales daily of marijuana, cocaine, or the deadly paco (a substance similar to crack). These retail vendors recently raised the paco price from 2 to 6 pesos, because too many slum kids could pay the lower price, and were "dying like flies," according to Diario Popular on Dec. 1. Too many deaths mean a loss of business for these vultures.

This monstrous surge in drug availability follows the ruling by the Argentine Supreme Court last August, that drug possession for "personal" consumption is henceforth legal. The principal figure on the court who championed that ruling is Eugenio Zaffaroni, a longtime asset in the drug legalization stable of the world's biggest drug-pusher and proudly Nazi-trained British agent, George Soros.

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