LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||03/JUL/2009 9:34 PM|
|Assunto:||not always true|
I have known people given the "persona non grata" because their honesty, sense of duty, etc. were embarrassments to the foreign government.
One fellow who comes to mind was working in an undercover capacity inside a Mexican drug dealing organization when he learned that some of the Mexican police officers supposedly on his team in the investigation were, in fact, paid members of the gang. The officers from the USA made the arrests without consulting with their Mexican hosts. Why should they have? It would have meant US officers being murdered. So the Americans were declared "personas non gratas" by the Mexican government. I bet it really hurt their feelings.
And the same thing happens to journalist, photographers, etc. They want to tell the truth. The foreign governments want them too keep quiet.
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