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Protests In Mexico Push Country To Brink Of Revolution And Nobody's Talking About It

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 DarkKnightNomeD    2,055

Haha

 

Translate the song lyrics.   :happy:

 

 

 

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-11/protests-mexico-push-country-brink-revolution-and-nobodys-talking-about-it

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Long-simmering social tensions in Mexico are threatening to boil over as failing neoliberal reforms to the country’s formerly nationalized gas sector are compounded by open corruption, stagnant standards of living, and rampant inflation.

The U.S. media has remained mostly mute on the situation in Mexico, even as the unfolding civil unrest has closed the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego, California, several times in the past week. Ongoing “gasolinazo” protests in Mexico over a 20 percent rise is gas prices have led to over 400 arrests, 250 looted stores, and six deaths. Roads are being blockaded, borders closed, and government buildings are being sacked. Protests have remained relatively peaceful overall, except for several isolated violent acts, which activists have blamed on government infiltrators.

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Neoliberal policies left the working class behind

NAFTA was a contentious issue in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, but it’s just as controversial in Mexico, if not more so. The grand 1994 “free trade” scheme, signed into law by Bill Clinton, saw a dramatic redesign of both the U.S. and Mexican economic landscapes. Corn farmers, long a vital factor in Mexico’s peasant farming economy, were wiped out by low-priced corn subsidized by the U.S. government, which immediately flooded Mexican markets after NAFTA was passed. The Mexican immigration crisis at the U.S.’ southern border soon followed.

Meanwhile, manufacturing plants soon began moving into Mexico from the U.S. to take advantage of extremely cheap labor — leaving many workers in the U.S. out of a job. American agricultural corporations like Driscoll’s have recently come under fire for employing slave-like labor conditions to produce boutique organic fruit for U.S. consumers. Protests for workers rights in Mexico, which recently raised its minimum wage to 80 pesos (~$4) per day, are often met with heavy-handed police crackdowns.

Incoming President Trump has capitalized on two issues caused by NAFTA — the immigration crisis and outsourcing of U.S. jobs — and his reactionary protectionist economic policies will undoubtedly make Mexico’s predicament even worse.

Mexico’s nationalized oil conglomerate, Pemex, has been plagued by falling production for years. Corruption, which is inherent to state-run institutions, has condemned Mexico’s gas industry to inefficiency and stalled innovation. Theft has become a widespread issue, and oil workers were recently caught red-handed siphoning gas directly out of pipelines.

Supposedly to ramp up production and lower prices, the Mexican government pushed through neoliberal privatization schemes in 2013 and 2014, which were backed by U.S. oil interests and incubated by the Hillary Clinton-run State Department. President Enrique Peña Nieto promised the reforms would result in increased production and lower fuel prices, though production has fallen and prices spiked 20 percent on January 1st. Prices are expected to rise even further, as fuel subsidies will be completely phased out by March 2017. Peña Nieto claims the prices must go up to match international prices, though consumers in the U.S. currently pay less for gas than Mexicans.

Peña Nieto’s neoliberal reforms have fallen flat as economic growth has been anemic for years and wealth inequality has grown out of control.

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Overall, no one factor can be blamed for causing extreme levels of unrest in Mexico. Before the Ayotzinapa student kidnappings, Mexico was already seeing widespread protests, marches, and strikes. The last several presidential elections have been contested, and the current administration of Enrique Peña Nieto has only a 22 percent approval rating. The general feeling of helplessness in the face of narco-state corruption and economic insecurity is not going away with the next election or protest, and wealth inequality in the country is beyond remedy. Mexico is ripe for revolution. Whether it’s triggered now by the gas gouging and subsequent inflation or in the near future, it’s coming — and we should be talking about it.

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 Jostler    2,216

Trump's focus on controlling our borders just may get a lot of support from the very SJW's who most viciously oppose it right  now.  This could spill over any time. 

In fact, if I were "ISIS" and had a longstanding working relationship with the mexican gangs and drug cartels smuggling fighters, weapons and ammo across that border, I'd be considering whether it might be time to kick off the planned mayhem.  Before cross-border supply lines shut down due to chaos on the Mexican side or rise of much stricter border controls on this side.

 

 

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Tee-vees they are stealing tee-vees

:putin:

The SHTF and the only thing that matters is the freaking tee-vee.

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 Jostler    2,216
4 minutes ago, zero said:

Tee-vees they are stealing tee-vees

:putin:

The SHTF and the only thing that matters is the freaking tee-vee.

I saw people carrying all sorts of toys, TV's and bicycles :)   It won't be any different when it's happening near us :) 

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zero   
zero

Coming to a neighborhood near you........

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 GySgtermey    663

Mexico Revolution: Millions Storm US Border
 January 11, 2017

Long-simmering social tensions in Mexico are now boiling over as millions of citizens revolt against their deeply unpopular government’s open corruption.
Rampant inflation and a severe gasoline crisis have driven the country to the brink of revolution, yet mainstream media in the US continues to suppress the scale of events.

Massive protests have forced the closure of the US-Mexico border in San Diego, California, several times in the past week alone as ongoing “gasolinazo” protests – over a 20 percent rise is gas prices – have led to over 400 arrests, 250 looted stores, and six deaths.

Roads are being blockaded, borders closed, and government buildings are being sacked. There is blood and chaos in the streets, which activists have blamed on infiltrators deployed by an increasingly desperate government.

read more here:

http://yournewswire.com/mexico-revolution-us-border/


Llaman a organización social contra gasolinazo

 

 

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 Iamawake    241
11 minutes ago, zero said:

Tee-vees they are stealing tee-vees

:putin:

The SHTF and the only thing that matters is the freaking tee-vee.

Yah tink I woulda grabbed, a sack of spuds first lol

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 Jostler    2,216
4 minutes ago, foxtrot2000 said:

off topic, but mexico's president nieto is :wub:

hahahah!  Don't get caught in one of those riots saying that :)  He's got a lot of people screaming for his blood atm :)

At least the only sustained cross-border incursion is an economic one...so far

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-11/mexican-drivers-flood-into-california-for-gasolinazo-relief

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 CSB    2,038

I was trying to think of some smart ass comment to add to this thread but failed .

Maybe after eating some enchiladas re fried beans and rice I will come up with something .

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1 minute ago, CSB said:

I was trying to think of some smart ass comment to add to this thread but failed .

Maybe after eating some enchiladas re fried beans and rice I will come up with something .

All I can think, is I'm grateful not to be living in a place like El Paso right now.

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