Mexico

Allan on August 26th, 2014

The government of Mexico has finally passed historic legislation enacting energy reform.   The reform opens up Mexico’s energy sector to private companies which can bid for the rights to drill and share in the profits, whereas before they could only be subcontracted.  Another goal is to make the state oil company PEMEX (Petróleos Mexicanos) more […]

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Here’s a great example of hypocrisy.  The Mexican Foreign Ministry is throwing a hissy fit over Texas Governor Rick Perry’s  supposed “militarization” of the border by his deploying the National Guard there.   And yet, as I’ve documented in a previous article, the Mexican side of the border is already militarized, by the Mexican military! […]

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Allan on August 19th, 2014

Mass immigration (both legal and illegal) is driven in part by the interests of U.S. billionaires for whom cheap labor is more important than the future of our nation. Examples include Bill Gates, the Koch Brothers,  Mark Zuckerberg, Paul Singer, George Soros, Michael Bloomberg, Sheldon Adelson and too many others.   (Notice that the list […]

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On August 11th, 2014, an official signing ceremony was held at Mexico’s Palacio Nacional,  the ceremonial capitol building. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto signed into law a 21-part package of reforms to the Mexican energy industry. This historic legislation is designed to open up the energy sector and make PEMEX, the government oil company, into an […]

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Germany won the 2014 World Cup, held in Brazil.  The World Cup is an international soccer tournament held every four years. The Mexican team was eliminated by the Netherlands team, and there was a controversial call in the game.   Mexican player Rafael Marquez fouled Dutch player Arjen Robben.   After studying  videos and still photos of the […]

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Allan on July 21st, 2014

The World Cup, that quadrennial international soccer tournament which draws so much attention worldwide, was held in Brazil, from June 12th to July 13th.  Thirty-two national teams competed in stadiums in 12 Brazilian cities. In this year’s World Cup, the final game was Argentina vs. Germany.  Team Germany was triumphant, 1-0. In the past, every World […]

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Soccer’s quadrennial international championship tournament, the World Cup, is drawing to a close. What can be learned from it? For one thing, it shows that nationalism is alive and well.   Soccer fans travel thousands of miles to cheer on their national teams. Some of them wear bright colors of their national flags, or stereotypical […]

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There are a number of things going on in Mexico, including energy reform negotiations in Congress and legislative elections in some states.  But what most people care about now is the World Cup, which takes place once every four years. Right now, the World Cup of soccer is going on in Brazil  and that’s the big deal in […]

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Allan on June 13th, 2014

Many a city worldwide has its famous downtown square, or plaza.    Such a plaza is an essential part of a city’s history and identity. Consequently, it is a major draw for tourists. Mexico City’s principal plaza, called the Zocalo, fills such a role and is the heart of that great metropolis. The Zocalo and the surrounding area is where […]

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Allan on June 11th, 2014

The 2014 World  Cup of Soccer is scheduled to be  held from June 12th to July 13th. The World Cup is held every four years, and is an international soccer competition in which national teams compete against each other. Mexico has never won the World Cup, but each four years hope springs anew that the […]

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