Echidna Media Organization project S.N.A.L. (emo_snal) wrote,
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Not Vacationing in Mexico, the Executive Summary

   Have I got a story for you.

   Cristina and I spent weeks planning our vacation in Cancun, probably just over $1000 in hotels and $1500 in flights and more importantly it was going to be the only time this year we could spend together. Also I had an engagement ring and accompanying important question to deliver. I booked my flight to arrive in Cancun with a painful 7 hour overnight (midnight to 7am!) layover in Guadalajara specifically to not arrive after her and thus not miss a minute with her. and...
   Mexican immigration denied her entry and deported her immediately back to Venezuela.
   Mexico does not require visas for Venezuelans but of course that doesn't stop them from denying entry to them. The reason they gave her was that they didn't believe we were really in a relationship ("and he could kill you, so we are deporting you for your own safety"), though it seems disingenuous to me they'd make that decision without also interviewing me, who was calling them every five minutes from an airport courtesy phone but they wouldn't talk to me. Really I think it was because the US Government had put pressure on the Mexican government to "reject more people entering from countries further south," and they didn't care about the reality of the situation, just that they could add her to their scorecard of rejections. The only other Venezuelan on the flight was also denied entry.

   Anyway, I'll post the full story and what happened subsequently when I get a chance. In the mean time today is my last day in the United States before flying back to Australia.


   In other news, therealljidol has returned to livejournal for another season!! I'll be participating and I recommend you do too! It's always a fun way to work on your writing and meet many other active members of the dwindling livejournal population (:

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