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1 posted on 01/09/2007 4:35:12 PM PST by A. Pole
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Corn prices in Mexico have climbed sharply over the past year following widespread speculation in markets for both locally produced and imported grains, due to uncertainty about how much U.S. corn would be available for Mexican importers.

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?

2 posted on 01/09/2007 4:38:44 PM PST by A. Pole (Hugo Chavez: "Huele a azufre, pero Dios está con nosotros")
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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.


3 posted on 01/09/2007 5:04:09 PM PST by janetgreen
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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.


6 posted on 01/09/2007 5:35:51 PM PST by Kitten Festival
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Maybe the reason that there's a shortfall in the amount of corn being sold by the US to Mexico might be that there's increased demand for corn tortillas here in the US, due to the fact that 10% of the population of Mexico is now here, as illegal aliens.

And of course, the first thought is to put price controls on corn... That'll take them straight from higher prices to shortages! Idiots!

Mark

7 posted on 01/09/2007 5:41:59 PM PST by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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Buy tortillas!


8 posted on 01/09/2007 5:46:56 PM PST by azhenfud (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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Now, I'm not an economist, but some sharp financial wizard might say that too many dollars are chasing too few goods.

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...

11 posted on 01/09/2007 6:33:07 PM PST by ZOOKER ( How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?)
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No tortillas?

Permítales comer pan!


13 posted on 01/09/2007 7:03:02 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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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:

Mexico to legalize drugs, Measure decriminalizes personal use
Posted on 04/29/2006 2:37:45 AM EDT by South40
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1623630/posts

Mexico legal-drug bill condemned (OK Personal Use)
San Diego Union | April 29, 2006 | Tony Manolatos, Anna Cearley and Pauline Repard
Posted on 04/29/2006 10:38:33 AM EDT by radar101
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1623715/posts

U.S. cautious on Mexico plan to legalize drugs
MSNBC.com | April 29, 2006 | Staff
Posted on 04/30/2006 2:12:05 PM EDT by CrawDaddyCA
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1624194/posts

Mexico's Fox to OK drug decriminalization law
Reuters | 3 May 2006
Posted on 05/02/2006 9:08:26 PM EDT by Aussie Dasher
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1625661/posts


18 posted on 01/10/2007 8:38:25 AM PST by SunkenCiv ("I've learned to live with not knowing." -- Richard Feynman https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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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!


26 posted on 01/10/2007 3:10:34 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (“Don’t overestimate the decency of the human race.” —H. L. Mencken)
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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.


27 posted on 01/10/2007 3:16:48 PM PST by hlmencken3 (Originalist on the the 'general welfare' clause? No? NOT an originalist!)
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