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  1. #121
    Quote Originally Posted by Pauls' Revere View Post
    March 30, 2019.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...mp/3309462002/

    EL PASO – Under a bridge connecting the U.S. with Mexico, dozens of migrant families cram into a makeshift camp set up by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The families are there because permanent processing facilities have run out of room.

    Seven hundred miles east, busload after busload of weary, bedraggled migrants crowd into the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas. Organizers there are used to handling 200 to 300 migrants a day. Lately, the migrants have been arriving at a clip of around 800 a day, overflowing the respite center and straining city resources.

    “It’s staggering,” McAllen City Manager Roy Rodriguez said. “Really, we’ve never seen anything like this before.”

    Along the Texas border with Mexico – from El Paso to Eagle Pass to the Rio Grande Valley – masses of migrants have been crossing the border in unprecedented numbers, overwhelming federal holding facilities and sending local leaders and volunteers scrambling to deal with the relentless waves of people.
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    The Mexican government may consider creating a small network of gas stations that would sell gasoline at lower, “fair prices”, if gas station operators in the country don’t keep gas prices in check, Mexico’s leftist President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said on Tuesday.
    López Obrador—in office since December 1, 2018—called on gas station operators in Mexico to sell gas at lower prices by cutting their profit margins, Reuters quoted the Mexican president as saying at a regular news briefing on Tuesday.
    The government will publicize which gas stations in Mexico sell gasoline at the lowest prices, said López Obrador.
    “If this doesn’t work... to reach our goal of no price increases, we would consider creating a network of gas stations... enough so that stations sell at fair prices,” Lopez Obrador said at today’s briefing, as carried by Reuters.


    One hundred days into office, López Obrador has already cancelled upcoming oil and gas auctions and banned fracking in moves undoing his predecessor’s energy reform that opened Mexico’s oil industry to foreign investment in 2013 for the first time in seven decades.
    “For all practical purposes, energy reform in Mexico is dead,” Tony Payan, director of the Mexico Center at Rice University’s Baker Institute, told Houston Chronicle’s Sergio Chapa last month.

    More at: https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-N...-In-Check.html


    I can't wait to be told that Mexico's collapse is all the fault of the US.
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  4. #123
    Ok, this is one government warning im paying attention too.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/10/polit...isk/index.html

    Washington (CNN)The US State Department has updated its travel advisories for 35 countries with a new indicator to highlight the risk of kidnapping and hostage taking.

    Travel advisories the following countries have been updated to include the "K" indicator: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mali, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russian Federation, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine (in Russian-controlled eastern Ukraine), Venezuela, and Yemen.

    K = Kidnapping risk. I guess the State Department wanted to make it easier for US Citizens to understand. So you know, this not to be confused number of strikes a country has.
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  5. #124
    A Mexican think tank has declared that Pemex’s newest refinery is doomed in a grim analysis released this month. The Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad, or IMCO for short) released a damning financial analysis of the Dos Bocas refinery, currently being developed in Tabasco by state-owned oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), which gave the project a mere 2 percent chance of success. Highlighting the disastrous findings of the financial analysis, a report accompanying the results warns that if Mexico goes through with the Dos Bocas project, it “could generate a serious crisis for the public finances of the whole country.”
    The Dos Bocas project is being backed strongly by Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador and is to be built in his home state of Tabasco. The newly elected leftist president ran on a platform of “energy sovereignty” for Mexico and a large-scale campaign to bail out Pemex, which has seen many years of decline in its once-booming production partnered with exponentially ballooning debt. Pemex has not only seen a nosedive in its oil extraction and refining, it has also suffered a 42 percent cut in natural gas production since 2009, a major blow to an all-important segment of the nation’s power and manufacturing sectors.


    The Dos Bocas refinery is an ambitious and pricey project--the first refinery of its size to be built in North America since 1977--and is projected to be completed in four years with a price tag to the tune of 160-billion-pesos (US $8.5-billion). In their analysis, IMCO smartly points out that regional history shows us that that four-year timeline and 160-billion-peso budget are both likely to be overly optimistic estimates on the part of the Mexican government.

    The IMCO analysis created a financial model for the Dos Bocas refinery and ran it through a Monte Carlo simulation in order to study 30,000 potential development scenarios. The study included variable such as refining margins, total investment, construction time and operating costs, and concluded that a whopping 98 percent of the scenarios studied, the refinery would produce more cost than benefit, making it an almost certain financial and strategic failure for the already struggling and long-mismanaged Pemex.
    Based on the think tank’s financial analysis, IMCO argues that the ill-fated project should be scrapped altogether, and the funds diverted into exploration and production, a much more profitable segment of the industry, instead. As the “least profitable” segment of the oil and gas industry, refining should not be the focus for a company with as much cash flow issues as Pemex. In addition to redirecting investment away from Dos Bocas and into E&P, IMCO recommends that López Obrador and Pemex invest more money and attention into improving efficiency and earnings in the company’s six existing refineries.

    More at: https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-G...dy-Doomed.html
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  6. #125
    Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on April 16 ordered Interior Minister Olga Sanchez Cordero, Public Education Secretary Esteban Moctezuma and Finance Minister Carlos Urzua to halt enforcement of the education reforms approved by Congress in 2013. That constitutional reform of the country's education system had enacted accountability measures, including frequent performance evaluations and stricter sanctions for teachers who did not meet performance requirements.

    Lopez Obrador's decision matters for three main reasons. First, it sets the stage for a high-profile political conflict between the courts and political opposition against Lopez Obrador and his allies in the teachers' unions. The unions had long campaigned against education reform, and Lopez Obrador had made repealing the reform a campaign promise. Mexico's opposition is likely to challenge the decree in federal court, and a reversal of the president's decree is likely. Such a ruling would almost certainly spark major demonstrations, possibly leading to supply chain disruptions for companies that rely on the Pacific coast port of Lazaro Cardenas to import goods or manufacturing inputs. Mexico's combative teachers' unions have frequently blocked rail and road links to the port to voice their opposition to education reform.

    Regardless of how courts rule on the decree's legality, its existence alone will make it harder for future presidents to proceed under the 2013 education reforms; the unions have already tasted victory, and getting them to comply with reform will now be nearly impossible in some particularly fractious places. This, in turn, will make improving the skills of Mexico's workforce harder, something with negative implications for foreign investors.

    The move also creates uncertainty over what other laws Lopez Obrador might try to erase by presidential fiat even though he clearly does not have the power to overturn constitutional reforms or legislation by decree alone. Such actions will deepen the polarization separating supporters and opponents of reforms and legislation that the president targets; Lopez Obrador may be able to extract political capital from his supporters' inflamed sentiments over reform.

    More at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/artic...cation-reforms
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

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