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THE Mexico Thread Pt. 2 (merged)

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Re: Mexico - Failed State?

Unread postby dissident » Sat 13 Jan 2018, 00:15:40

You wouldn't post some stupid tourist photo, pstarr, if you knew personally anyone murdered by a druggie in Mexico City.

That was back in the early 2000s. Mexico City was much safer before the drug running operations moved north from South America.

If you think Mexico is doing just dandy, please go on a vacation to any of the regions where "you do not see any problems".
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Re: Mexico - Failed State?

Unread postby rockdoc123 » Sat 13 Jan 2018, 01:05:21

If you think Mexico is doing just dandy, please go on a vacation to any of the regions where "you do not see any problems".


Do you actually regularly go to Mexico or is this just some rant from someone sitting on the outside who has actually never been there?
Pretty much every year we go somewhere in Mexico, it is our chosen destination for various reasons. The crap that is going on down there is mostly gang on gang. People get caught up in this because they are in the wrong place at the wrong time. Most people in Mexico are not much different than anywhere else in the world...they are good people, mostly Christian who want to raise a family. They got caught up in the drogo cartels but to a large extent if they were not involved in some way they are left alone unless they end up being in a club at the wrong time.
The press talks about lots of bad things but spending lots of time down there and keeping my head around not being in the wrong place at the wrong time it has all been pretty good.
If you want to go to Tijuana and buy drugs then you are in a different experience than someone who wants to just go to a resort and relax or someone who wants to explore the Maya antiquities.
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Re: Mexico - Failed State?

Unread postby Cog » Sat 13 Jan 2018, 10:02:31

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Re: Mexico - Failed State?

Unread postby Cog » Sat 13 Jan 2018, 11:28:23

GASMON wrote:Are they Trumps nuclear buttons Cog ?

Biggest Shithole in the Americas is Trumps mouth.

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Sorry your girl lost. How is that London Muslim mayor working out for you guys?

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Re: Mexico - Failed State?

Unread postby dissident » Sat 13 Jan 2018, 11:39:00

So much love for drug mafia run Mexico. Americans really do live in a bubble of delusion totally cut off from reality.

Cog, you retard, it was one of my friends that got murdered in Mexico.

I wonder why the mighty US does not fight the drug runners in Mexico. It tries to foist regime change on Russia and other countries. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that the American elite is a full participant in the drug running. This would be consistent with the re-appearance of heroin production after the US intervention in Afghanistan.
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Re: Mexico - Failed State?

Unread postby Cog » Sat 13 Jan 2018, 11:43:38

dissident wrote:So much love for drug mafia run Mexico. Americans really do live in a bubble of delusion totally cut off from reality.

Cog, you retard, it was one of my friends that got murdered in Mexico.

I wonder why the mighty US does not fight the drug runners in Mexico. It tries to foist regime change on Russia and other countries. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that the American elite is a full participant in the drug running. This would be consistent with the re-appearance of heroin production after the US intervention in Afghanistan.


I have zero idea what you are talking about. Mexico is a *hithole as President Trump has alluded to. I am agreeing with you. Perhaps you meant someone else in your response.
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Re: Mexico - Failed State?

Unread postby Cog » Sat 13 Jan 2018, 12:11:09

The difference Gasmon, is our president is calling out *hithole countries for what they are. Your politicians are inviting them in and arresting anyone who disagrees on a hate speech crime. Enjoy your Muslim overlords. May Sharia law rest lightly on you and your women.
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Re: Mexico - Failed State?

Unread postby Cog » Sat 13 Jan 2018, 17:58:08

There are two possibilities here pstarr.

1) They are not *hithole countries and therefore there is no reason for them to leave and come here

2) They are *hithole countries in which case we don't want their people coming here.

Pick one. CNN is having problems with this and doesn't know how to respond. I figured a world traveler like yourself could clear this up for me.

Oh and Muslim isn't a race by the way.
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Re: Mexico - Failed State?

Unread postby Newfie » Fri 19 Jan 2018, 21:22:25

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Re: THE Mexico Thread Pt. 2 (merged)

Unread postby Tanada » Sun 03 Feb 2019, 18:45:30

Remittances hit a new record high of $33 billion in 2018
Increase attributed to US President Trump's stance on illegal immigration and a strong economy

Saturday, February 2, 2019


The fear of deportation fed by United States President Donald Trump’s hardline rhetoric on immigration and a strong U.S. labor market and economy drove remittances from Mexicans outside the country to an all-time high in 2018.

Mexicans working abroad, mainly in the United States, sent US $33.48 billion to Mexico last year, an increase of 10.5% over the 2017 figure, according to the Bank of México (Banxico).

The remittances were sent in 103.9 million separate transactions, a 6% increase on the 2017 figure, and each one was on average $322 compared to $309 the year before, Banxico data shows.

Almost 98% of remittances were sent by electronic means and just over 94% came from the United States.

The total dollar amount sent to Mexico made remittances the country’s second largest foreign currency earner after auto exports, which totaled around $142 billion.

Just seven states received half of all remittances sent.

Michoacán took in just under $3.4 billion followed by Jalisco, with almost $3.3 billion; Guanajuato, with just over $3 billion; México state, with $1.9 billion; Oaxaca, with $1.7 billion; Puebla, with $1.7 billion; and Guerrero, with $1.6 billion.

Financial analysts say that Trump’s tough stance on illegal immigration has encouraged Mexicans in the United States to send more money home.

The Mexican government estimates that around 12 million Mexicans live in the United States and about half that number are there illegally.

Analysts at the Mexican bank Banorte say they expect the flow of remittances from the United States to remain strong in 2019 because the fundamentals of the U.S. economy are strong.

However, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is predicting growth in that country will slow to 2.5% this year compared to 2.9% in 2018, which could slow the growth of remittances to below the double-digit spike seen in 2018.

But anti-immigration rhetoric is likely to continue to encourage remittances, Banorte said, provided that no measures are taken to limit them.

While a candidate for president, Trump threatened to cut off remittances to Mexico, proclaiming that such a move would pressure the Mexican government to cough up “a one-time payment of $5-$10 billion” for his border wall.

However, the United States government has never tried to put the plan into place and, according to a migration expert, it would likely backfire on the U.S. president.

“My first reaction was, ‘That sounds counterproductive,’” Andrew Selee, president of the Migration Policy Institute, told The Washington Post last month.

“Mexican migration [to the United States] is dropping in part because Mexican migrants are sending money home so more Mexicans can have a dignified life,” he said.

Cutting off remittances would potentially disrupt lives in Mexico and result in more migration to the United States, Selee added.

Source: Milenio (sp)


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Re: THE Mexico Thread Pt. 2 (merged)

Unread postby Revi » Wed 06 Mar 2019, 11:23:55

Pobre Mexico. Tan lejos de dios, y tan cerca a los Estados Unidos.

We think of ourselves as much more stable than Mexico, but it may not work out so well for us.

Mexico is a big place. I could see parts of it collapsing, but there are parts that are pretty stable.

A lot of people grow their own food and live in village economies. They have made it through many economic hard times already, so they may weather this one better than a lot of places.

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