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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Mexicans protest higher corn prices

This article is titled that they are protesting over the price of Tortillas. If you ask ME...that is racist (sound familiar lefties?) When you read into the article its about the high price of corn...not tortillas. My comments on the article are in bold:

From Yahoo News:

Mexicans protest as tortilla crisis hurts Calderon By Gunther Hamm
Thu Feb 1, 1:03 AM ET

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through Mexico's capital on Wednesday night to protest a surge in tortilla prices that has put 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.

Ok, starting off, lets blame the United States...common tactic by the left.

Protesters held up ears of corn and complained that Calderon, a conservative accused by leftists of stealing the July 2006 presidential election, was failing to protect them against foreign market forces.

GASP!!!!!! The left..In ANY country protesting that the election was "stolen?" Oh my God, tell me it isnt true!! And then the accusation that the President isnt "protecting" them from world market prices when THEY THEMSELVES are pushing for a new world order? Is it just me who sees what is wrong with this picture?
"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.

Calderon's leftist election rival, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, is using the surge in tortilla prices to snipe at the government and he joined the protest march on Wednesday.

LOL...Ok, so the loser is joining forces with the protestors. Eh....anyone see the correlation to a certain Senator here in the United States? Be the first to guess right and win a prize.

"The right dehumanizes everything. We are living the consequences of the imposition of a government dominated by white-collar criminals. They are a danger to Mexico," the firebrand former Indian rights activist told supporters in the vast Zocalo square.

I am sorry...is the problem a bad President or world demand for corn? I am confused.

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.

And the world was warned by free thinking conservatives that when you push alternative fuels ala Ethanol, the price of the ingredients used is going to go up. But did the left listen? NOOOOOOOOOOOO they just want us to use cleaner fuels without THINKING about the far reaching consequences of their actions.

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 kilogram, but local media say some vendors are still charging up to 12.

Hmm...Government regulation of the free market. Eh, can anyone say, one step closer to socialism? Not that Mexico is EXACTLY a democracy to begin with

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

Calderon has won praise at home and abroad for sending out thousands of troops to hunt down drug cartels since he took office on December 1, but what is being dubbed a "tortilla crisis" for the half of Mexico that lives on $5 a day or less is stealing headlines.

Does anyone see the REAL problem here? Just wondering

Lopez Obrador held massive street protests that crippled Mexico City after the fiercely contested presidential election but Mexico's top election court threw out his fraud allegations were thrown out and Calderon was able to take office.

Wait a minute....didn't Calderon "Steal" the election? If it went to court and the allegations were thrown out, then how is it a stolen election? Its Deja Vu all over again folks.

(Additional reporting by Armando Tovar and Catherine Bremer)

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