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27 January 2017

I want to let it sink in for a day or so before I comment at any length, but given the topsy-turvy, on-again-off again, Trump threats towards Mexico (and migrants), I’ve never seen a situation like this where every political party in Congress, the cabinet, the state governors, and the business establishment were meeting today to work out a united response to US economic threats.

Additionally, the Catholic Bishops and peasant groups were also considering their positions, while UNASUR has offered its assistance and “solidarity” with Mexico. Presidents from across the political spectrum in Latin America, from Brazil’s extreme neo-liberal Temer, to Bolivia’s Evo Morales, are condemning the United States and, in Morales’ case, making the same argument as much of the business establishment here in Mexico, that it’s time to reconfigure the export economy: 80% of Mexican exports going to the United States having proven “problematic” and a situation that needs changed.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. 27 January 2017 7:45 pm

    Nothing brings people together like a mutual enemy, does it?

    • 28 January 2017 1:00 pm


      • 2 February 2017 7:51 pm

        Richard, I find I can hardly write anymore… everything seems trivial compared with the orange peril. I know Mexico has been through a lot and has somehow managed to stay afloat. I hope with all my heat that the “milagro mexicano” can be pulled off yet again.

  2. 28 January 2017 1:11 am

    I’ve never seen the country more closely knit in the last 50 years. Trump is such an idiot even more of an idiot than EPN. If he had went to see Trump I think there would have been even more of an outroar. The Asians are watching closely also.

  3. roberb7 permalink
    28 January 2017 9:15 am


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