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Default HAHA - Mexicans crying "Gringos turning our tortillas eento ethanol"

On Jan 31, 8:51 pm, "Speeders & Drunk Drivers are MURDERERS"
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Mexicans protest as tortilla crisis hurts Calderon
Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:20pm ET136

By Gunther Hamm

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through
Mexico's capital on Wednesday night to protest at a surge in tortilla
prices that has put new President Felipe Calderon under intense pressure.

Soaring U.S. demand for ethanol has sent corn prices to their highest level
in a decade, pulling up prices of Mexico's national food staple.

Protesters held up ears of corn and complained that Calderon, a
conservative accused by his leftist rival of stealing last July's
presidential election, was failing to protect them against foreign market
forces.

"Calderon isn't just a thief, he's a murderer because he wants us to die of
hunger," Elvira Acevedo, 62, said at the march.

Corn tortilla prices rose as high as 15 pesos ($1.36) for a kilogram (2.2
pounds) -- roughly 35 of the flat corn patties -- in recent weeks as the
corn market tightened. Mexico imports corn from the United States to top up
its domestic production.

Calderon responded this month by persuading producers, makers and retailers
to cap their prices so tortillas would sell at no more than 8.50 pesos a
kilo, but local media say some vendors are still charging up to 12.

Before the crisis, tortillas sold at around 5 pesos per kilogram.


Starving? Bullshit. Almost every greasy mestizo over 20 years of age
is a fat slob.

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On Feb 1, 8:39 am, wrote:
On Jan 31, 8:51 pm, "Speeders & Drunk Drivers are MURDERERS"





wrote:
http://tinyurl.com/3a2a9e


Mexicans protest as tortilla crisis hurts Calderon
Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:20pm ET136


By Gunther Hamm


MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through
Mexico's capital on Wednesday night to protest at a surge in tortilla
prices that has put new President Felipe Calderon under intense pressure.


Soaring U.S. demand for ethanol has sent corn prices to their highest level
in a decade, pulling up prices of Mexico's national food staple.


Protesters held up ears of corn and complained that Calderon, a
conservative accused by his leftist rival of stealing last July's
presidential election, was failing to protect them against foreign market
forces.


"Calderon isn't just a thief, he's a murderer because he wants us to die of
hunger," Elvira Acevedo, 62, said at the march.


Corn tortilla prices rose as high as 15 pesos ($1.36) for a kilogram (2.2
pounds) -- roughly 35 of the flat corn patties -- in recent weeks as the
corn market tightened. Mexico imports corn from the United States to top up
its domestic production.


Calderon responded this month by persuading producers, makers and retailers
to cap their prices so tortillas would sell at no more than 8.50 pesos a
kilo, but local media say some vendors are still charging up to 12.


Before the crisis, tortillas sold at around 5 pesos per kilogram.


Starving? Bullshit. Almost every greasy mestizo over 20 years of age
is a fat slob.


Odd, as most of the Latin Americans I know are very thin. But then we
already know you are a racist pig.

The long term result will probably be very good for Mexico.
Agriculture makes up about 5% of the Mexican economy, and a doubling
of prices will be an economic boost for Mexico. This will result in
increased trade with the US, and a rapidly growing Mexican economy.
The switch from fossil fuels to renewables will be good for everyone.
I'd much rather send my fuel money to Mexico than Saudi Arabia or
Iran, and I'd much rather the fuels I burn put less carbon in the
atmosphere. Mexico is a great neighbor to have.

Dean G.




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