07/01/05  Mexico's Fox Says New Stamp Not racist


Mexico city (APE) - Refusing to bow to American critics Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, President Vicente Fox today met exclusively with APE reporters for a press conference to reinforce his plans to go forwards with the release of a postage stamp which many find offensive and derogatory to African Americans. The stamps were released just weeks after Fox angered the US by saying Mexican drug smugglers take drugs across to the United States that even whites won't.

White House spokesman Scott McClellan called him an example of racial stereotyping, but Fox refused to back down.  He said that critics simply don't understand the spaghetti western film character upon which he is based.