Latin Migrants Seek Work--as Rent-a-Cops in Iraq

♠ Posted by Emmanuel in at 1/28/2008 08:21:00 PM
This is globalization for you (and perhaps exploitation for Marxist readers): Latin migrants are now being recruited to work as security guards in Mess-o-potamia. While they do not get quite the same perks as ex-US armed forces mercenaries working for private contractors, their pay is relatively good judging by the standards of their home countries. Doesn't it make you want to take out a lifetime subscription to "Soldier of Fortune" magazine? (Don't bother answering that; it's a rhetorical question.) From the LA Times: