Is Mexico Safe?

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Arte, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. eakins

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    I saw that one but went for something else.
    Tried this one a few hours ago.

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    Went up to El Pipila tonight.
    Took the funicular up & walked the paths down. Downtown was hoping again tonight, but Friday was busier.

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    Thanks, we are having fun being back in GTO. Love this place! Just missed JD @SkizzMan
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    Acapulco has banned horse drawn carriages due to animal abuse. Now the carriages are pulled by quads.
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    I enjoy traveling by ETN 2 story busses. However I would always set a bit behind the front wheels because there is less movement there.
    If you can get a senior citizen card (inapam) you can ride for half price.
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    Interesting "take" on buses in Mexico. I rode the bus RT from Toluca to the subway in CDF, none except that though.

    Here in the USA, for inter-city travel, they have long become the means to get there for the poor and the few old farts like me who don't care about appearances. Two years ago I went to a car dealer to pick up my new SUV via bus and can say that I didn't see mainstream USA in any bus terminals, mostly people of color ride them-and drive them. In Europe they are less seen as a lower class option and I've used them a lot there.
    Busses often make more sense than trains.

    Is the Mexican government using bribes to get people vaccinated? Here in KY I read today that 5 nearby counties are offering $100 gift card to get the free shot. And of course we have a $100 million vaccination lottery too.
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    The last few months it has been hovering around 60 pesos a kilo.
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    Unfortunately, many people here would pay $100 to be able to get a vaccine.
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    :thumb I was wondering why they all used those stupid ATVs.
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    Getting busier...

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    1. I read that now there so much big money in exporting Avocado’s to the US from Mexico that the Cartels are
      Taking over some of the orchards.
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    Global vaccination chart daily in NYT's-it lists each country by %. Mexico now shows as 20% one shot/12% two shots. Africa is far behind the developed countries as is much of Asia.
    Fruit- I have wondered why Mexico hasn't taken some of the slack in citrus? In the USA groves have turned into suburbs or sit untended in FL. I think Brazil grows much of the US juice.
    FWIW, I buy the Modelo negra at Walmart.
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    Now that you mention Mexican orange growing , it prompted me to do a bit of research because I always have had an inkling that Mexico did a good bit of fruit juice exporting to the US. The reason I thought so was because over the years traveling the Mex 180 and 85 regularly I spied big rig stainless steel tanker trucks with Florida plates and of Major tank truck companies showing placards for “ Food Grade “ and obviously loaded heading NORTH through Veracruz and Tamaulipas .So with a bit of snooping it brought up this interesting table which suggests that Mexico is the leader of sending o.j. into the States and Canada .
    http://www.fruitjuicefocus.com/usa-fruit-juice-imports/
    There are lots more sources of info I got just by googling “ USA orange juice ,import, sources “
    When you buy “ Florida Grade Orange Juice “ it will be up to standards set by the FL rules but it can be a blend from US and imported sources.
    All of it is good stuff . Yummmmmmm.
    Funny thing about the table of US imports of OJ is that it lists CANADA as a source of 12000 tones of OJ . Since I’m not familiar with citrus groves in Canada :roflI suspect they are channeling
    imports from tropical countries to the US.
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    Google just told me that Mexico's OJ taking the place of Brazil is a recent thing. Brazil maybe still is the world leader?
    The recent meat packer JB's cybertheft debacle, I noticed that Argentina had one plant. SA beef was always trying to find ways into the USA years past. When I worked in meat packing in the 1960's we used a lot of Mexican beef at our plant in KS. Now, I have no idea?
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