Published On: Thu, Nov 10th, 2016

Trump goes from “Persona Non Grata” to “Distinguished Guest” in SMA

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The city government of San Miguel de Allende will rescind Donald Trump’s “persona non grata” designation issued on Friday, September 16.

Now that the mogul has been declared President, he most certainly will be declared almost as a distinguished guest, and in fact, Mayor of San Miguel de Allende, Ricardo Villareal García will invite him to visit this city where 12,000 Americans live.

On Wednesday November 9, Villareal García, city council’s members and other authorities started working on an agreement that will be approved on Friday November 11 in the city council session, in order to send a formal invitation to President-elect Donald Trump to visit San Miguel, as an example of  harmonious coexistence between Mexicans and Americans.

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The Mayor explained: “We will send Trump an invitation to show him how Mexicans love Americans, and how they can have an extraordinary lifestyle in our country, as well as how to strengthen the relations between our two nations, which must be fraternal, friendly and with mutual benefits”.

“San Miguel will demonstrate him how we have lived together in harmony for nearly 70 years. This municipality features the largest number of North American residents in Mexico and probably in all Latin America, with over 12,000”.

Ricardo Villareal continued: “the point of this new agreement is to rescind Trump’s persona non grata designation approved last September in San Miguel de Allende, and invite him to visit our town. Our state and municipal authorities are very respectful of foreign institutions and governments”.

The following initiative was approved during a city council session last September: “The government and people of San Miguel de Allende declare Mr. Donald John Trump as persona non grata or not welcome on any territory within the municipality of San Miguel de Allende, in response to his repeated expressions of rejection to Mexican immigrants, whom he has called “drug dealers, rapists and criminals.”

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“Donald Trump ignores or pretends to ignore the complex binational reality, he is a man whose rethoric exalts hatred based on racial, religious and ethnic stereotypes, which contaminates the already complicated bilateral panorama with a fascist and interventionist discourse, which has hurt deeply and repeatedly Mexico inhabitants’ honor, this resolution was approved on September 16th, 2016, Mexico’s Independence Day”.

After the Trump’s triumph in the elections, Villareal said that: “the campaign has passed and it is important to turn the page and work on strengthening our bilateral relationships.”

He continued:  “Our city will receive Trump as an authority elected democratically, institutionally, waiting for the president-elect to change his speech and stop offending Mexicans and Latinos”.

Villareal Garcia added: “We hope that Trump’s comments on campaigning for Mexican migrants, NAFTA and other subjects, that we do not agree, remain only in political speech”.

The councilmen said: Mexicans must fight for respect to our dignity and our importance in the world”.

He emphasized: “American residents in San Miguel de Allende adapt easily to our culture, traditions and they contribute to build a healthy society in our municipality”. This is an example of how the bilateral relationship between Mexico and the United States should work, in an environment where we can work together for the sake of both our nations”.

Finally, Ricardo Villareal concluded: “We reaffirm this invitation to the president-elect to visit San Miguel de Allende, a wonderful town that is a clear example of how Americans should live with Mexicans and not only in the United States, but here in Mexico”.

Source: http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/

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