After Trump victory: Mexican peso plummets amid ruling class unease
18 November 2016
by the president-elect’s protectionist rhetoric, including his
professed intent to impose a 35 percent tariff on all Mexican-
manufactured auto exports to the US, along with his
denunciations of NAFTA as “the worst trade deal ever.” On
the latter point, he has made vague threats ranging from
abandoning it outright to renegotiating terms.
US$583 billion annually, with 80 percent of Mexican exports
going to the US. A renegotiation of NAFTA could create
conditions of crisis and uncertainty rivaling the effects of
Brexit in Europe.
vitriol is also of some concern to the Mexican
ruling class. This is motivated not by concern
for the well-being of the millions of
undocumented immigrant workers he intends
to deport as by the possibility of greatly
diminished revenues from the remittances
(currently valued at US$24.8 billion per year)
sent to Mexico.
were negatively impacted by NAFTA, which
was developed by both Republican and
Democratic administrations before being
finally implemented in 1994.
Sheriff: MS-13 Gang Brings Machetes, Rape, Scalping to Texas
Members of the hyper-violent MS-13 transnational criminal gang are bringing severe tactics like machete-hacking murders, rape, and scalping to Texas according to the Texas Sheriff’s Association.
Texas who was lured on a social media app, K-I-K
or Kik, and also MeetMe.com as MS-13 members
that were posing as music talent searchers and
talent, able to put her in front of certain folks to
enhance her talent,” Louderback said describing
the violent assault. “[They] took her captive,
sexually assaulted her for two days before she
was able to get free, get a cellphone, get a hold of
9-1-1. Again, a two-time deportee, MS-13
members. That’s what we’re faced with, folks.”