May 26, 2010

Latin America warns about immigration at EU summit

MADRID -- Argentina's president (pictured to the right) urged the EU on Tuesday not to discriminate against immigrants from Latin America, saying it was easy to make them scapegoats during times of crisis.

Cristina Fernandez Kirchner's comments marked a somewhat discordant note at the opening of a summit between the European Union and countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. Kirchner said wealthy European countries often treat immigrants as "the enemy."

She noted that Argentina had a history of welcoming people from Europe during hard times.

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