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Mexicans hit hard by US woes
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Posted on 07/02/2009 6:58:34 AM PDT by traumer

When 21-year-old Rigoberto was working on construction sites in the US, he could earn up to $400 a week.

Now that he is back home in Mexico, working as a farmhand, he makes just $65.

And that is why there are estimated to be between eight and 12 million Mexicans in the US.

It is also why the US economic crisis spells disaster for its southern neighbour.

I met Rigoberto in a pretty little town in central Mexico called Jungapeo. I also met Martin, who has three sons working in the US.

But times are hard for them too - and they can no longer afford to send money home to help him out.

Like millions of Mexicans, Rigoberto and Martin know what it feels like to be victims of a recession made in America.

Tourism hit hard

Here is a remarkable statistic: in the first three months of this year, more Mexicans crossed the border heading south - in other words, coming home - than in the opposite direction.

Empty beach in Cancun Beaches and hotels in Cancun are largely empty this season

That is how bad it is.

In normal times, the money sent home from migrant workers north of the border is the second biggest source of revenue for the Mexican economy - and so far this year, it is down nearly 20%.

No wonder the overall economy is on course to shrink by nearly 6% this year.

So what about tourism, another major revenue earner?

It is another disaster.

In Cancun, the country's most popular holiday destination, I found the hotels and the beaches half-empty.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; aliensfollowmoney; cheaplabor; globaleconomy; immigrantlist; immigration; tourism
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1 posted on 07/02/2009 6:58:34 AM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

Here we go ...


2 posted on 07/02/2009 6:58:58 AM PDT by mgc1122
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To: traumer

Boo frickin hoo!


3 posted on 07/02/2009 6:59:32 AM PDT by Americanwolf (I.Y.A.O.Y.A.S. If you don't know what it means you probably shouldn't ask.)
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To: traumer

Maybe they shouldn’t have hitched their wagon to our horse.


4 posted on 07/02/2009 7:00:09 AM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: traumer

Cost of living is 1/10 of what it is here too.
All things are relative.


5 posted on 07/02/2009 7:00:16 AM PDT by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: traumer

“there are estimated to be between eight and 12 million Mexicans in the US... “

Oh really ?


6 posted on 07/02/2009 7:00:52 AM PDT by traumer
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Like millions of Mexicans, Rigoberto and Martin know what it feels like to be victims of a recession made in America.

Barf

7 posted on 07/02/2009 7:01:50 AM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) We know how to deal with Iran.)
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To: traumer

Nashville’s illegals have dwindled..


9 posted on 07/02/2009 7:02:04 AM PDT by wardaddy (Proudly Anti-Abortion, not and will never be Pro-Life...........Sarah Palin, there is no substitute)
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To: traumer

Its amazing how sometimes the press actually let facts get in the way of their agenda


10 posted on 07/02/2009 7:02:07 AM PDT by Americanwolf (I.Y.A.O.Y.A.S. If you don't know what it means you probably shouldn't ask.)
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To: traumer
And that is why there are estimated to be between eight and 12 million Mexicans in the US.

Since when are there between 8 and 12 million Mexicans in the US? There are that many in California alone! I'd say there are at least 18 million ILLEGAL Mexicans in the US, and a similar number of legal Mexicans here.

11 posted on 07/02/2009 7:02:26 AM PDT by thesharkboy (<-- Looking for the silver lining in every cloud, since 1998)
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To: SlipKid77

“GOOD...send em’ all back...”

I’m all for putting more gaters in the Rio Grande ...


13 posted on 07/02/2009 7:02:36 AM PDT by mgc1122
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To: xcamel

>> All things are relative.

Yep, and things are “relatively” better for Mexicans when they have “relatives” living as criminals in the US.


14 posted on 07/02/2009 7:02:40 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: traumer
It is also why the US economic crisis spells disaster for its southern neighbour.

It ain't too much fun for the Americans either. Where did the idea that we're supposed to employ all of Mexico come from?

15 posted on 07/02/2009 7:02:41 AM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: traumer

So...there was no illegal job here, so they went back to Mexico. There’s a clue to how to handle the illegal immigration problem in there somewhere.


16 posted on 07/02/2009 7:03:15 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: neodad

17 posted on 07/02/2009 7:03:23 AM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

Help is on the way! Just yesterday I was standing behind a guy at the bank who was swapping a bunch of cash for a money order...He and the teller were speaking Spanish.


19 posted on 07/02/2009 7:04:11 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: traumer

I’m sorry but I just don’t really feel bad about this...


20 posted on 07/02/2009 7:04:18 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: traumer

>> Like millions of Mexicans, Rigoberto and Martin know what it feels like to be victims of a recession made in America.

...as only a trained and biased Beeb journalist could put it. “Brilliant”, dickweed.


21 posted on 07/02/2009 7:04:19 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: traumer

My heart bleeds............ not


22 posted on 07/02/2009 7:04:40 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced.)
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To: traumer

ISGAS. I scarcely give an Obama.


23 posted on 07/02/2009 7:06:26 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: traumer

Oh boo freakin hoo. Maybe this is just an evil conspiracy to make sure all illegals go home. I don’t care about Mexico. I do care about the impact illegals have on the USA. Let them all go home


24 posted on 07/02/2009 7:06:43 AM PDT by the long march
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To: traumer

The United States catches a cold, Mexico gets pneumonia and goes on life support.

And what is happening to the US right now is MUCH worse than a cold. Mexico becomes a rotting corpse, with no viable government and the countryside in anarchy and chaos.

The flow of arms into Mexico, much decried as “coming from the US”, is in fact a flood being sent in from Venezuela, Cuba, China, and North Korea, and being supplied in large measure to the drug cartels, who run their own fiefdoms in enclaves about the country.

The question of legality or legitmacy never comes up.


25 posted on 07/02/2009 7:06:57 AM PDT by alloysteel (Never let an inanimate object know that you are in a hurry.)
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To: wardaddy

I have a friend that is visiting her home near Nashville. She’s been away for about a decade now and is amazed at how the latinos have taken over.


26 posted on 07/02/2009 7:07:22 AM PDT by stentorian conservative (I'm tired of being Johnny B. Goode and I'm gonna start being Johnny Reb.)
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To: traumer

Gee, and the Mexican drug gang violence has nothing to do with tourism dropping off? I am still employed and wouldn’t go to Cancun on a bet.


27 posted on 07/02/2009 7:08:07 AM PDT by whitedog57
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Empty beach in Cancun Beaches and hotels in Cancun are largely empty this season

I'm sure it has absolutely nothing to do with the gun fights between rival drug lords in vacation places like Acapulco.

28 posted on 07/02/2009 7:08:10 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (Bono-Mack, Castle,Kirk,Lance.LoBiondo,Reichert,Smith,McHugh..WE ARE COMING...)
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To: alloysteel

Just wait ‘O’ may bail out Mexico....


29 posted on 07/02/2009 7:08:21 AM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer

Mexican women and children hardest hit...


30 posted on 07/02/2009 7:09:50 AM PDT by Costumed Vigilante (Congress: When a handful of evil morons just isn't enough)
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To: traumer

[Here is a remarkable statistic: in the first three months of this year, more Mexicans crossed the border heading south - in other words, coming home - than in the opposite direction.]

Atleast one good thing is coming out of the recession.


31 posted on 07/02/2009 7:10:17 AM PDT by KansasGirl (I still think Obama is just plain creepy.)
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To: traumer
They'll be back.

sw

32 posted on 07/02/2009 7:11:59 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife ) (Who will lead us?)
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To: traumer

Vacations are cheap in Cancun in the summer, mainly because it’s too damn hot.

If I ever go back to Mexico, I think I’ll head for Cuernavaca, where it’s in the 70s all year long. I wonder if it is still as beautiful as it used to be?


33 posted on 07/02/2009 7:12:51 AM PDT by DeFault User
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To: traumer

I truly feel bad for them. Let’s encourage them to get home, post-haste, because Mexico needs their skills and the money they’ve earned here. They shouldn’t return here — too poverty stricken in this country. Bad place for them.. bad, bad, bad.


34 posted on 07/02/2009 7:17:36 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Impeach President Soros!!!)
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To: traumer
AWWWW......Now Mexicans and Obama are trying to turn America into a Third World Banana Republic.... Obama's Presidency.....
35 posted on 07/02/2009 7:19:38 AM PDT by jakerobins ( NO)
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To: whitedog57
I am still employed and wouldn’t go to Cancun on a bet.

For me it would depend on how large the bet was and how long I had to be there.

36 posted on 07/02/2009 7:21:01 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: stentorian conservative

libs have taken over nashville too....mostly transplants from the north and kali but not all

meterosexual over educated southern kids are stupid too

nashville proepr went 72% Obama

surrounding counties almost exact opposite


37 posted on 07/02/2009 7:22:00 AM PDT by wardaddy (Proudly Anti-Abortion, not and will never be Pro-Life...........Sarah Palin, there is no substitute)
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To: SlipKid77
“GOOD...send em’ all back...”

I thought that Sotomayor proved that Hispanic insight and leadership were MAXIMUM SUPREMO!! That means that Mexico and Central America are actually the strongest, smartest and most advanced civilizations on Earth!!

Am I missing something here? Que Paso? Mucho Presto Bingo?

38 posted on 07/02/2009 7:22:51 AM PDT by Huebolt
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To: traumer

With Obama and the democrats expanding the welfare state,

YOU WOULD THINK THAT THOSE ILLEGAL ALIEN LEACHES WOULD BE COMING LIKE FLIES TO HONEY.

But no, they actually work and when the work dries up, they leave. What’s with that. Everyone knows the only reason the Mexicans come here is for the government handouts.


39 posted on 07/02/2009 7:23:53 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: traumer

extremely low estimate.


40 posted on 07/02/2009 7:24:07 AM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: CAluvdubya

Bingo, we have a winner.


41 posted on 07/02/2009 7:25:09 AM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: Americanwolf

All your jobs belong to them.


42 posted on 07/02/2009 7:26:30 AM PDT by OldArmy52 (Mainstream Media cheered: Ascension of Castro, Chavez and now Obama.)
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To: traumer

20 million Americans out of work and the only thing these morons can find to moan about is the harm being done to Mexico????

Boo-freakin’-hoo. Me lo siento ... NOT!


44 posted on 07/02/2009 7:27:25 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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But many Mexicans are without health insurance.
We need to provide them with good health insurance.


45 posted on 07/02/2009 7:27:26 AM PDT by OldArmy52 (Mainstream Media cheered: Ascension of Castro, Chavez and now Obama.)
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To: Huebolt

“.... more Mexicans crossed the border heading south - in other words, coming home - than in the opposite direction.
That is how bad it is. “


46 posted on 07/02/2009 7:28:19 AM PDT by traumer
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Here is a remarkable statistic: in the first three months of this year, more Mexicans crossed the border heading south - in other words, coming home - than in the opposite direction.

Remarkable?......more like FANTASTIC!


47 posted on 07/02/2009 7:29:33 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: traumer
So what about tourism, another major revenue earner?

It is another disaster.

In Cancun, the country's most popular holiday destination, I found the hotels and the beaches half-empty.

Darn those selfish Americans! Fleeing Mexican tourist spots just because of the threat of kidnappings, and getting caught in the crossfire of drug lord wars!

48 posted on 07/02/2009 7:29:55 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Big government more or less guarantees rule by creeps and misfits.)
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To: SlipKid77

I worked with so many in the Air Force. Charlie Hernandez’s family had been in the US since the Spanish Land Grant days. He was still upset that he’d lost all that when New Mexico was made a state. He said that the first time he heard English, it sounded like “dogs barking”.


49 posted on 07/02/2009 7:29:57 AM PDT by Huebolt
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And how many Americans give a rats ass?......


50 posted on 07/02/2009 7:30:38 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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