The Boycott Mexico Campaign

I hope that bloggers, websiters, myspacers and facebookers will join in encouraging people to boycott travel to Mexico until Brenda Martin is released from her unjust Mexican imprisonment, receives a sincere public apology from the Mexican government, and a multi-million dollar payment as an attempt at restitution for her 2+ years of unjust detainment.

The story of Brenda Martin:

From SaveBrendaFund.Ca:

Brenda Martin is a Canadian woman who has been imprisoned in a Mexican jail since February 2006. Brenda’s family have been desperately attempting to raise awareness of her plight, calling on the Canadian Government to ensure that she receives a fair trial.

Brenda has had limited contact with her family and friends, and at this point, her fate is in the hands of the Mexican Government. Brenda, a Canadian Citizen, has now been held in jail, without due process, for over 2 years. She has tried to commit suicide three times, losing over 30 pounds making her under 100 pounds in weight. She is depressed and despondent and believes that no one cares. Those who have seen her recently say that she will not live for another 6 months unless she is freed from jail.

The Hon. Paul Macklin, P.C., former Liberal M.P. for Northumberland – Quinte West has been leading the fight for Brenda to have a fair, transparent trail – raising funds and awareness to this issue. Recently Paul stated that “We’re only just getting started, we have created the means for individuals to be part of this fight for individual human rights” he said. “This woman is Canadian and she needs our help. I think people understand that.”

Funds donated to the ‘Save Brenda Fund’ will go toward Brenda’s health needs and legal costs to help fight for Brenda Martin’s release.

Martin appears to be absolutely innocent of all for which she is being held for. What is she being held for? She was detained because of big-money Internet fraud committed by her former employer. But she was a chef. She wasn’t in any of the meetings involved in planning and discussing the fraud operations. The head of the operation who is currently being held in the US, moreover, has even stated that she was uninvolved and unaware of what he had been working on during her 10 months of employment with him (before he terminated her employment).

The case of Brenda Martin is one of many cases of horrible inhumane treatment being exercised in the world today. Surely this story has brought to mind thoughts of Guantanamo. Seeing Brenda in her anguish brought to life the depth of the reality of these horrible situations.

 To make a donation to help fund Brenda’s health and legal costs, click here.

To everyone: Please help spread the word on this travesty of justice and human rights and help pressure the Mexican government to exercise social responsibility by publicly boycotting Mexican travel until serious efforts are made to right this horrible and prolonged wrong.

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7 Responses to “The Boycott Mexico Campaign”
  1. Deacon Gérald LeBlanc says:

    I wish to add to the number of pleas and public suport for an intervention on the part of the PM of this country in applying pressure with respect to the incarceration of Ms Brenda Martin. I have commited the Church mission in Dartmouth NS to pray for this woman and her loved ones, for the good Lord to give them comfort and support in this time of need. I also recommend to the prayers of the faithful for the power of the Holy Spirit to guide our political leaders both in Canada an Mexico to a just and quick settlement in this case. We cannot remain indifferent to the cries of this woman and her family for help. Our Lord was the first to be drawn to the cries of the ones he loved especially those who were otherwise helpless and marginalized by the system of his day. It makes you wonder that we have not really made any progress in assuring human dignity despite our presumption of human exploits and accomplishments.

    When everything else seems to fail, I recommend that our prayers may be as helpful as anything. Dear Friends, there are no barriers to our religious differences in a case like this. Please pray for God’s mercy and intervention in this case.

    Deacon Gérald LeBlanc

  2. susan says:

    Come on Canadians, dig in, show some unity for a fellow Canadian in trouble. From everything I have read, the treatment of this woman by Mexico is beyond words. I urge everyone to send their emails of support for Brenda to the Prime Minister, his email is : pm@pm.gc.ca.
    As Canadians we have the power, maybe to the surprise of some, to put a significant dent in Mexico’s economy but we must be united in our quest.
    Watch your fruits and produce in the markets, if it isn’t properly marked, ask, if it is from Mexico for God’s sake don’t buy it.
    Please, wait for some other year to visit Mexico. If you still decide to go, remember, there but by the grace of god go I. If Brenda’s case is any example of how Mexico treats Canadians, you could end up innocent and in prison.
    Not just any prison, not just any jail cell ,a 9×11 (average bedroom) , with 11 other people and a baby!!
    Brenda, you are in our prayers, PLEASE BE STRONG!

  3. ropolo says:

    While I totally disagree with the alleged human rights violations done against her, I think the supporters of this boycott Mexico campaign are overreacting. While I do support the idea that no person should be treated like that, I can’t stand the North American hypocritical attitude. Or should we boycott travelling to the US as a response to the way they treat immigrants? Or should we encourage Poland to boycott Canada for the Polish immigrant KILLED by Canadian immigration officers at the Vancouver international airport?

  4. R0b says:

    I am disgusted with the outcome of this case. The judge sentenced Martin to avoid looking like Mexico mishandled the case. That much is obvious. However judging from many user comments at news sites who are reporting this case, many Canadians feel no sympathy for Ms. Martin. Many are leaving cold-hearted comments like “let her rot in jail for her crime, but not on my dime”. This is even more disgusting. Whatever the situation, I will never buy anything Mexican and I will never visit that dirty country ever again.

  5. kay says:

    How ridiculous. Brenda, according to people who knew her in Puerta Vallarta was a first class drunk and scammer. Just because this drama queen cries and proclaims her innocence and is a white lady, she must be innocent.

  6. Charles says:

    “Surely this story has brought to mind thoughts of Guantanamo. Seeing Brenda in her anguish brought to life the depth of the reality of these horrible situations.” What’s this supposed to mean? It brought to my mind thoughts of uncaring dictators who don’t care about their own citizens, much less yours. Are you comparing American military law to the Mexican government? How was that statement appropriate? Maybe you shouldn’t alienate those who may be able to help you. Good luck in your cause. I, for one, couldn’t care less anymore.

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