Read about what happened yesterday, When the pro-Hillary guy knocks at your door
— Fausta (@Fausta) October 14, 2016
But thanks for asking.
Is Hillary working for the Trump campaign? She’s given him a rallying cry and a theme song, for cryin’ out loud,
Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!
Related: Remember the Incroyables?
Here’s the full Trump speech.
The Dems are worried enough by now they’re dragging up Jane Goodall comparing Trump to a chimpanzee,
She would know! https://t.co/3p9sG8zywR
— Kelli Daley (@Kelli_Daley) September 18, 2016
Yeah, that oughtta work! / sarc
Mexico may be paying for the wall – on the country’s southern border, that is:
According to the Daily Mail, Now Mexico wants to build a border wall with Central America to keep out illegal immigrants from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala
– Mexicans are calling for the border wall to keep out Guatemalans, Salvadorans and Hondurans fleeing violence
– They complain ‘hordes’ of immigrants are flooding the country on the way to the US – who then deport them back to Mexico
– Mexican newspaper El Mañana published article: ‘Yes to the Border Wall … but in Mexico’s South’
The op-ed in Tamaulipas’ El Mañana, Sí al muro fronterizo… Pero en el sur de México [‘Yes to the Border Wall … but in Mexico’s South’] starts by saying,
En el sur sureste México tiene dos fronteras: una con Guatemala y la otra con Belice que no le arrojan ningún beneficio, por el contrario, sólo problemas le ocasionan porque esos cruces son utilizados para una nueva invasión: la de los centroamericanos que utilizan nuestro país para cruzar a Estados Unidos.
[My translation] There are two borders in South-South East Mexico: One with Guatemala and one with Belize, neither of which brings any benefits, to the contrary, they only bring problems since those crossings are used for a new invasion: Central Americans who use our country to cross to the United States.
Sounds like Hillary’s going to need a bigger basket of deplorables.
But I digress.
The Daily Mail reports,
The UN estimates 400,000 Central Americans cross illegally into Mexico each year.
As many as half are fleeing violence and gangs in their home countries yet most immigrants are eventually deported back home. Mexico deported 175,000 Central Americans last year – a 68 per cent increase from 2014.
That was the same year that the Central American refugee crisis hit headlines when thousands of migrant children arrived without their families at the US border.
The US has sent $75million for equipment and training to Mexico to help with the crackdown on immigrants, according to the Times.
The idea of a southern border wall in Mexico has been floated over the years, especially as gang activity increases. Last July satyrical journal El BoVocero carried an article calling for a wall on the Guatemala border, and, like Trump, demanded that Guatemala pay for it.
Dan Henninger aces it.
I posted on Monday on the Trump/peso index, since a Mexican currency analyst found that the peso declines as Trump’s odds for POTUS rise. Yesterday the WSJ picked up the story:
Mexican Peso Recovers After Falling on Clinton News. Higher oil prices and less hawkish outlook for U.S. interest rates helped peso recover lost ground
The news of Mrs. Clinton’s health and comments from several U.S. Federal Reserve officials ahead of next week’s policy meeting contributed to the peso’s roller-coaster ride Monday.
Higher U.S. interest rates would make dollar investments relative more attractive, putting Fed moves among principal risks for the Mexican peso.
Silvio Canto posits,
Is the Mexican peso a poll about the U.S. election? I don’t think so. It is a statement on concerns about the Mexican economy, such as low oil prices. It is also about exports and having a peso that helps Mexican exporters. That was the consensus of an economic summary that I read a few months ago.
Trump causing a weakening of the Mexico peso? I don’t think so and pray that it is not so. Mexico has been floating its peso since the late 1990s and it’s been good for both sides. Again, I saw a Mexican peso devaluation first hand and it was not fun, even if I went out that weekend and bought some nice business suits suddenly cheaper in dollars!
If Trump wins, it’ll be interesting to see if he’ll push for a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, a point Peña Nieto agreed on.
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A Mexican currency analyst has found that the peso declines as Trump’s odds for POTUS rise:
Over the past four months, Mexico’s currency has repeatedly declined when Trump’s election outlook improves and rallied when his odds of winning slump. The peso tumbled to a 2 1/2-month low Monday after his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, canceled a two-day trip to California because she’s suffering from pneumonia.
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“There’s not a lot of appetite to go long the peso given the risk for a Trump victory,” said [head of currency strategy for Grupo Financiero Banorte SAB in Mexico City Juan Carlos] Alderete, who develops game plans for a team of currency and options traders at Mexico’s largest publicly-traded bank. “Among the different risk factors that affect all markets, this is one that could have greater consequences specifically for Mexico.”
And it makes Mexican goods less expensive for the American market.
In the interest of culinary diversity, I would not only love a nearby taco truck, but also a gyro truck, a pastrami on rye truck (complete with egg cream, of course), an empanadas truck, and a cubano sandwich truck.
Read my post, #TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner!