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TIME: Rick Perry and the Vienna Convention

by Lisa Mathias

Massimo Calabresi writes in today’s Swampland on time.com about the debate on whether or not to execute foreigners who have been denied access to their country’s diplomats. The debate stems from the current situation in Texas, where a convicted Mexican national is to be executed on July 7. The outcome of the situation could affect how Governor Rick Perry does on a national front, if he decides to run for president. David Winston weighs in:

And if he gets in the race, says GOP strategist David Winston, “His challenge will be to translate what he’s done in Texas to what he’ll do for the rest of the country.”

Read more: http://swampland.time.com/2011/06/17/rick-perry-and-the-vienna-convention/#ixzz1PZ2ucODE