Published On: Mon, Sep 19th, 2016

San Miguel de Allende declares Donald Trump “Persona Non Grata”

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According to Latin American Herald Tribune, one of the most important sources of news for the English-reading public about Latin America, the municipal government of San Miguel, headed by Mayor Ricardo Villareal, has declared Donald Trump “Persona Non Grata” on Friday, September 16.

In diplomacy, the term persona non grata (Latin, plural: personae non gratae), literally meaning “person not appreciated”, refers to a foreign person whose entering or remaining in a particular country is prohibited by that country’s government.

The city government of the central Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende has declared U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to be “persona non grata.”

According to local media reports on Sunday, the proposal was presented by city councilors belonging to the conservative National Action Party, or PAN, to which Mayor Ricardo Villarreal belongs, along with one councilor from the Humanist Party.

The city, which is located in Guanajuato state, declared the mogul persona non grata in response to his repeated expressions of opposition to migration to the United States, especially of Mexicans, whom he has called “rapists” and “criminals.”


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In a routine city council session on Friday, Sept. 16, coinciding with Mexico’s Independence Day, city authorities approved the initiative, which also declared that Trump is not welcome on any territory belonging to San Miguel de Allende.

The councilmen said that Mexicans deserve “respect,” which they contended that Trump is not offering them in promoting xenophobia and hurling insults at millions of Mexicans living in the United States.

In the resolution, the city officials also said that the bilateral relationship between Mexico and the United States is at risk.

In addition, one of the councilors declared himself to be directly opposed to the recent meeting between Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.

With about 170,000 residents, according to official figures, San Miguel de Allende in recent years has become a tourist and leisure destination for Mexicans and foreigners, especially Americans who have moved there to live.




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