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Old 05-26-2010, 10:24 AM
 
Location: California
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Or are these boycotts only against US cities....

Wonder when we will hear from L.A., Berkerly, and ecuador...

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"Arizona's new law forcing local police to take a greater role in enforcing immigration law has caused a lot of criticism from Mexico, the largest single source of illegal immigrants in the United States"

"And Mexico has a law that is no different from Arizona's that empowers local police to check the immigration documents of people suspected of not being in the country legally"

"The Mexican government should probably clean up its own house before looking at someone else's," said Melissa Vertíz, spokeswoman for the Fray Matías de Córdova Human Rights Center in Tapachula, Mexico"

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Activists blast Mexico's immigration law - USATODAY.com
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Old 05-26-2010, 11:14 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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The US is boycotting Mexico due the fact there is a drug war going on and it's not safe to travel anywhere near the border.
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Old 05-26-2010, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Don't be a cry baby!
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Yeah, I'm only buying homegrown weed now. Isn't that all Mexico has to offer?
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Old 05-26-2010, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I can't speak for everyone else but I'd say about 75-80% of our tourism spending is done in Mexico. My parents and other extended family members are in a similar situation. The drugwar only affects certain parts of the country near the border. The vast majority of the country is perfectly safe for travel.
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Old 05-26-2010, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Pa
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I can't speak for everyone else but I'd say about 75-80% of our tourism spending is done in Mexico. My parents and other extended family members are in a similar situation. The drugwar only affects certain parts of the country near the border. The vast majority of the country is perfectly safe for travel.
Well none of my dollars have gone there via tourism.
But due to Nafta it is difficult to by a large appliance that isn't from Mexico. Thats why I bought a Fisher paykel washer. A mean machine for a reasonable price and not built in China nor Mexico.
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:47 PM
 
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I think that's the real reason for Mexico's boycott - the USA State Department has issued travel warnings for Mexico and tourism to some parts of Mexico is down.

I would think it shouldn't take a boycott promoted by the government. Mexicans should care enough about their border cities to not spend their money outside their country. Their own store owners really need the business since Americans aren't going over to Mexico as much to shop.
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:12 PM
 
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Well none of my dollars have gone there via tourism.
But due to Nafta it is difficult to by a large appliance that isn't from Mexico. Thats why I bought a Fisher paykel washer. A mean machine for a reasonable price and not built in China nor Mexico.
I saw one of those at Sears. It looks like it's made out of cheap plastic. You sure it's not from China or some Asian country.
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