Posted by Elena del Valle on October 11, 2006
By Patrick Osio, Jr.
Patrick Osio, Jr., editor, HispanicVista.com
Phot: Patrick Osio, Jr.
International borders are not about political lines dividing countries. Borders are about people living across each other separated by a political line. When people divided by borders are of different cultures, speak different languages and there is significant economic disparity between them the differences often become political problems.
In the Western Hemisphere most border political problems do not start, or are sustained, due to language or cultural differences. These differences may exacerbate the problems. The roots of most political problems exist where there is an economic disparity between the two divided nations. The greater the disparity, the greater the political problems.