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Politics Mexico to Trump: Don't take your 'frustrations' out on us

Frigg!

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So I saw former president Vincente Fox on Morning Joe this week, and it was a most interesting interview. A few points:

1. Border crossings are the lowest they've been in almost 50 years, and most of the crossings are by Central Americans. And Central Americans mostly show up at the border crossing asking for asylum. That's the legal way in?

2. Central Americans are fleeing violence in their countries - it's mostly women and children. And why is there violence? Because US policy blew up El Salvador and Honduras from the 80s on. I consider it a moral issue that we should take in people from this area. Call it Pottery Barn Rules if you want.

3. Yes, Mexicans used to come here because there were no economic opportunities back home, but from when the Clinton Admin bailed out the peso and the Mexican gov't put in some economic reforms, the changes are paying off and Mexico is now on the verge of becomeing a wealthy nation.

4. Mexico still has a problem of drug violence. Why is that? Well, *we* are the market for their products. Oh, and our lax gun laws make it simple to smuggle guns across the border back into Mexico.

So our response is...to vilify our neighbor, make moves to cut off trade that will only hurt us, and waste money and time with the National Guard going down their to...pick their noses waiting to be told something actually useful they can do?

Among other things I heard Vincente Fox say, they used to buy all their corn from the US, but now they've turned to Argentina. Good job for our farmers there. :(

Can someone explain to me how this is anything but the rawest most obvious racism? I can think of no other motive, no matter how hard I've tried.

President Peña Nieto tells his US counterpart not to take his 'frustrations' out on Mexico.

Mexico's president has condemned what he called "threatening or disrespectful attitudes" from Donald Trump.

In this national address, Enrique Peña Nieto said his US counterpart's real problems could lie closer to home.
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Trump and ilk are driving Americans away. My Brother-In-Law moved to Mexico, and now my MIL is planning on moving, too.

I think it's going to get worse before it gets better. I hope Congress impeaches Trump and Pence before we get full-on fascism.
 

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Wow, someone else on my FB page, her mom is moving to Mexico.

We're seriously looking at getting dual citizenship in Peru. I mean why not the faith probably needs pioneers somewhere in Peru. *shrug*

Poodle has relatives who travel, and might travel here, but they've chosen to go elsewhere in the world where they are welcome. Oh, some will come here for the wedding, but kiss those tourist dollars goodbye otherwise.

I think the legal system can hold the fascism at bay, at least I certainly hope so. I guess we'll know more this fall when the dust settles.
 
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The other person whose mother is moving might be my wife's sister - so possibly same Mom moving to Mexico. Does said person live in your state?
 

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No, actually it's someone else that I don't think you're acquainted with.

I know there's quite an ex pat community in Mexico.

I'm told there are a bunch of Navy vets in an expat community in Peru too. Right on the Pacific coast. Yeah, I wouldn't mind that so much lol
 
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