Amazing! After cheap NAFTA corn ruined millions of Mexican farmers, forcing them to flood cities and USA in search of survival, the price of corn goes up? Who could expect that?
Perhaps all the Mexican illegal aliens who have snuck into America should return to help their country instead of staying here and sucking ours dry. Good deal for everyone.
I guess it's tough tacos for the Mexicans. This just goes to show the stupidity of making ethanol out of corn. Corn is food and if the Mexicans eat this stuff they should have the right to buy it from us to eat in Mexico. Or they'll come up here and buy it.
And of course, the first thought is to put price controls on corn... That'll take them straight from higher prices to shortages! Idiots!
To clarify, I might suggest that when workers migrate out of the country for higher wages, then send dollars home (a LOT of dollars, relative to the local economy), prices are bound to rise.
Those who don't have relatives in del Norte could be in trouble...
Permítales comer pan!
This isn't related to NAFTA, it's related to the price of corn being high in the US, and due to the push toward ethanol (E85 fuel etc) this problem isn't going away. There are other problems in Mexico which are also partly to blame:
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Governments and their plans...
Why don't these socialists just free up their economy so that enterprising Mexicans can take advantage of high prices to plant more corn. Duh!
I'm calling B.S. on this story. I don't believe the kind of corn used to make ethanol is the same kind used to make tortillas. At best the connection is indirect, with acres switched from one type of corn to another.