Readers' forum: Defending Argentina

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 10 2010 12:00 a.m. MST

After reading your article about the Salazar-Correa family deportation to Argentina, I feel the need to defend that great country. Of course, there is only one USA. However, Argentina is in no way an undesirable place to live. I was born and raised in that part of the continent. I also visited Argentina three years ago. It continues being a country with a major economy, a highly educated population, a capital city second to none and total freedom of religion. The LDS Church and its missionaries are particularly well-accepted. Americans and Mormons are not the target of hate or persecution. The pain of abandoning friends here is totally understandable, but to suggest that someone deported to Argentina is to be pitied is far-fetched. The American authorities behaved accordingly to the laws of the land. No American should condemn that action.

Syomara Marinaro

American Fork

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