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Monterrey, Mexico

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Posted: 12/17/20 05:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

navegator wrote:

There is a very old saying in Mexico:

Los de abajo seremos los de arriba!

The ones below will be on top

And this has come to pass!


That certainly hasn't happened in the last two years. The previous 30 years were great!

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Southern California

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Posted: 12/19/20 10:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Then there is the other side of the coin --

"Las gallinas de arriba ensucian las de abajo."

"The hens at the top of the roost befoul those below them."

Not exactly sure how it applies here, but it's colorful! [emoticon]

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North America

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Posted: 12/19/20 11:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Profdant. I like that one. Mexican dichos are so colorful. English is boring

* This post was edited 12/19/20 02:22pm by moisheh *


las peñas, michoacan, mexico

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Posted: 12/28/20 01:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Reality Check

Get to La Frontera
Approach the garita (gate or in this case the US Customs Booth)
(Espanol) Your car has Mexican plates do you have work authorization permits?

Shoppers CAN NOT ENTER THE USA. This comes with a period. No exceptions. They are turned back.

I ride with Pablo monthly and cross at Garita Dos (2) Tijuana. His KIA has National Mexican license plates and he has a border crossing pass not a green card.

I explain I am going to see my cardiologist. In 12 trips I have never been asked to show "proof" of an appointment.

It is not allowed to have more than one Mexicano accompany me. They would turn us around. No limit on US citizen passengers.

After my appointment we go on a shopping spree. Food prices have been spreading for the last four months. I find Barilla pasta for half the dollar cost at some discount grocery stores. Kirkland Signature ice cream that costs Fifteen dollars and sixty cents in Mexico costs eleven dollars in Chula Vista Costco. Coffee is around thirty percent less expensive in the USA brand for brand.

Meat and fresh verduras are much more expensive in the USA. Eggs too. Canned goods can be 50% less expensive. I found a costal of frijols pinto in USA Costco that cost 55% of what frijols pinto cost in Mexico Costco.

Clothing is ridiculously cheaper in Costco USA plus they have my 2X size.

Border merchants say the health restrictions are killing them. The perfume outlets on one street say business is down 90%. The Grocery Outlet says it's sales are down "Well over fifty percent"

The green card holders do shop in the USA. But from 5PM to (?) on Fridays and end of month days there are four times the numbers of Aduaneros (Mexican Customs) people circulating with flashlights pulling people into secondary. The Customs people are a lot tougher on Mexicanos than they are on visitors. This last trip we got secondaried. The Aduanero opened the rear saw it was groceries then looked at me. The trunk slammed shut. We were exempt. What is their kiljoy is the diet soda and no sugar can goods, unavailable down here.

Eduardo's ocean farmed striped bass production is down 30% since mid summer. It is a NAFTA effort with all sales pegged in pesos not Canadian Loonies. People have been laid off.

Mexicanos including me are masters at monetary retraction.
Brenda goes into hysterics when I shrug and pronounce. "Tortillas, Sal, Chile, y Musica".

The Peso may be strong against the dollar but no one gets paid in dollars down here and they cannot reach dollar goods. If you think prices in Walmart, Costco, and Sams Club are not rising, you may be in for a shock.


San Diego CA.

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Posted: 12/28/20 10:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a 2 year old diaper terrorist at home, first week of December my nephew purchased a box of Kirkland diapers and a week latter same box of diapers was 200 pesos more, talk about inflation!

Everything has been going up about one peso per week and there are certain items that are not available at all, stores like Walmart, Costco, Soriana, Etc. block iles that offer cloths, kitchen utilities and so on, only food items are available and only so many pattrons enter at one time.

The peso is fluctuating between 18 and change to 19 and change, up and down like a yoyo but that is life in Mexico lindo y querido.

Pasen buenas noches y feliz año nuevo.



Canada - Summer, Mexico - Winter

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Posted: 12/30/20 04:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Canadian dolalr is also rising, so I suspect its more a matter of US dollar weakness than US dollar strength


riviera maya

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Posted: 12/30/20 05:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It is all about dollar weakness. It will continue to weaken. I hope you all living here in Mexico got you libertads for the coming super inflation.

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