Immigration vs Tourism: Making Money vs Spending Money

Immigration vs Tourism has tons of cars and pedestrians.
Immigration vs Tourism at the world’s busiest border crossing in Tijuana.

Immigration vs Tourism: Emotion vs Reason

Mexicans are better hosts, partly because North Americans going south for medical tourism — or merely tourism — bring dollars. OTOH, Mexican immigrants “take jobs”. Not jobs that Americans and Canadians clamor for. And immigrants generate jobs because they buy food, clothing, shelter, etc, too. Plus, they send money home, so their families can afford more American imports. Yet, while Mexican immigration makes tons of economic sense, it also upsets some gringos greatly. Continue reading “Immigration vs Tourism: Making Money vs Spending Money”

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President’s Day in Mexico from an American’s POV

On Presidents Day in Mexico, let Trump endorse development
On Presidents Day in Mexico, let Trump endorse development.

Presidents Day in Mexico After the Trumph

Presidents Day in Mexico for Americans there is not just another day in paradise. This holiday (in 2017 it’s February 20) we recall the virtues of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, etc. And we wonder, will the current officeholder join that pantheon? Continue reading “President’s Day in Mexico from an American’s POV”

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Mid Winter Anniversary of Mexican American Relations

Mid winter anniversary of the Treaty of Guadalupe
Mid winter anniversary of the first US Mexican boundary marker

Yesterday, Feb 2, was interesting for three reasons.

Mid Winter Anniversary of Groundhog Predictions

First, Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania saw his shadow. Now you have six more weeks of winter. What better place to spend that than down here in Mexico, healing on holiday? Continue reading “Mid Winter Anniversary of Mexican American Relations”

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On Armistice Day, Visit for Peace, too

The 1st Armistice Day: guys facing war welcome its end.
Soldiers celebrate Armistice Day, ending World War I

Happy Armistice Day (aka Veterans Day)! On this day, nearly a century ago, the main European nations gave up trying to defeat each other with their armies. They took a break, rested up, and got ready for the second half of their contest — World War II. Today, we all can foster peace with our travel — medical, dental, or a fun vacation. Continue reading “On Armistice Day, Visit for Peace, too”

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