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moisheh

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Posted: 05/28/21 05:57pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In another thread there were comments about things in Mexico returning to tomes past. I always say you can never go back. I would like to see Mexico as it was under Salinas. He was my favorite President. I know he was corrupt and managed to steal many millions of dollars. But under his rule Mexico entered NAFTA and a middle class was created. Mexico was an exciting place to be. Suddenly there atm's everywhere. Big box stores. Entrepreneurs were opening restaurants and factories. Carlos Slim turned Telmex into a profitable company and he became the wealthiest man in the world. Now Pemex has become a money losing enterprise and the goverment is building a train to nowhere and fighting with oil companies and the USA. What a shame.

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Posted: 05/29/21 11:20am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Indeed, those were the best days in Mexican history since the end of the infamous and destructive Mexican Revolution which actually left more Mexicans in poverty than in any time in history. Salinas through Peña Nieto led to the growth of the middle class as Moisheh stated.

This article in The Economist outlines the current state of Mexico and the destruction of the middle and upper classes. How will it affect rvers? It's happening already. Elections are on June 6th, and 38 candidates have been murdered.

Be very careful with the border routes. Cartels are picking up innocent people from Monterrey and Saltillo who travel to the border for work, ordinary people driving small cars and they have just disappeared. No reasons so far, 20 people since March not to mention the extortion along border cities for travelers.

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Posted: 06/07/21 06:30pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There is a lot of buzz about reopening. Canada is thinking of a phased opening very soon. The USA is getting tired of Canada moving slowly and may open their border sooner than Canada. Maybe if we wore hockey sweaters things would be different.

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Posted: 06/08/21 05:21am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mexico's land border has never closed. The USA should open their borders to legal travel. There is no reason that the Canadian government should punish their citizens, forcing them to spend another cold, harsh, winter stuck at home.

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Posted: 06/08/21 05:52am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yep, Mexico's land border never closed. Imagine how many of those now estimated 600,000 Mexican deaths could have been avoided.

I have a long list of friends, Mexican family, neighbors and colleagues that are now gone. Much worse than ever reported.

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I too have a list. By now, everyone knows people that have died from this virus.

Government lock downs don't work, didn't stop the virus. Opening businesses, schools, Disneyland, doesn't kill people.

These covid border restrictions are each governments decision. Land crossings have one set of rules, air rules have a different set of rules. "THE SCIENCE'

People used to have the freedom to chose where to travel to, where to eat, what movie to see this weekend. That has been lost in the name of "THE SCIENCE". Even when fully vaccinated.

Qtla, you created a bubble for yourself. Your choose. Or chose to play the restriction game, drive to San Antonio Airport, pick up your partner and travel the USA for the summer in your RV.

You know, living life.

It is past time to open the border to pre-covid rules.

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Posted: 06/08/21 09:24am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

One has to be cautious in following medical advice on the net. Don't worry be happy could be fatal.

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