Mexicans have great kinship with their brethren north of the border. A large percentage of the Mexican population have relatives in US and elsewhere across the US/Mexico border. There is immense solidarity in Mexico with Mexican immigrants on this side as was demonstrated by the recent “nada gringo” action in support of the May 1st pro-immigrant boycott in the USA.
Presently there are large colonies of US retirees living in some of the most beautiful areas of Mexico like San Miguel de Allende, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta. Many have bought homes or leased land under special Mexican laws that allow them to do so. Mexicans and the government have welcomed these retirees with open arms but as anti-Mexican xenophobes escalate their rhetoric of hate against Mexican immigrants things are beginning to change.
The Los Angeles Times reported yesterday on certain examples of the great dangers that US retirees in Mexico face as bigots on this side are allowed to continue with their irre
irresponsible actions. The LA Times report writes about one American that was literally “kicked out” of ocean front property in Rosarito, Baja California. The American family decided to leave and abandon their land lease after someone painted in English, “Gringos go home. This is Mexico” on their beach home.
Roadkill, the law has changed. With the advent of North American Treaty Agreement, the Mexican Government recognized that it was critical to make foreign investment in Mexico safer and easier than ever. Because the Mexican Constitution prohibits foreigners from purchasing or owning real estate within 60 miles of an international border or within 30 miles of the Mexican Coast, a new, safe method of holding title was created. This new instrument, modeled after the one in Monaco, allows ownership through a Mexican Property Trust, called a “Fideicomiso”. This is a trust agreement, much like an estate trust, giving you all the rights of ownership.
Heart is my art—I do not support unauthorized entry, but then I believe the border is enforced to due racism. I have been a victim of harassment in America. I lived & have business in Mexico six months out of the year the other half in US. So, I see the backlash. first hand. Where American tourists demand we speak english in Mexico, then want english only in America.
Retirees in Mexico are good people they also should not suffer. I want this hate to stop.
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One thing that DOES NOT HELP the whole immigration issue, is the tendency to refer to all Latin American immigrants as “Mexicans”. I’m a gringo living in southern Mexico (and loving it, by the way) and I see the columns of people from all of central America trooping through to reach the promise land. People from Honduras, El Salvador, Columbia, Belize..the list goes on. But when they emerge into the U.S., they are suddenly all “Mexicans”. Amazing! And this is just the Latin American situation. And, while we’re so busy building fences to keep “them” out, a lot of folks from other countries are slipping in the side door. Discussing immigration is fine, but we have gotten to a point to where someone uses the word “immigrant”, most people think “Mexican”. Not correct, and not fair. People from Mexico are PART of the delima, not THE delima. Ok, now let’s all take a deep breath, and have a wonderful day!
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Would you or would you not accept a war or some sort of purchase of Mexico?Our new border would only be about a fourth of what it is now. Our new border would separate us from Guatemala and Belize. Oh yea, and how would the 110 million mexicans be accepted socially in the new now bigger united states? They too, obviously would be americans and would posses all rights any other person would have. What about property rights? Would mexicans still own their land in mexico? I’m asking because I inherited about 201 hectares(400+acres of land!) one more thing, would the language be co-official? Spanish/English everywhere in all of the 81 states and 2 districts. Washington D.C. (District of Columbia)and Mexico D.F.(Federal District)
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I’ve been to Panama, Mexico, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Guatemala,and Belize,and while in those countries,I have spoken with people from surrounding countries (Nicaragua,Salvador,Colombia,etc.).I also live near the border of Mex/US.I think that Mexicans are the easiest to understand because they seem to speak slower and more pronounced to me.Does anyone agree with this, or am I just nutty?Additionally, I noticed that the spanish on the spanish channels is not the way people sound in real life most of the time. Nobody sounds even remotely like a telenovela “down there”.My first few days in Panama I had smoke coming out of my ears,and noticed a huge difference when I heard the Mexicanos when I got home, and I felt fluent again.BTW español is my segundo language.Thanks for your input,mis amigos del internet!ciao!
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They is people from Guatemala, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Argentina, Salvador, Belize, Honduras… etc. But if we see somebody doing something bad (any bad stuff), we just blame it on the poor mexicans. Is it that we just think it´s them just because they are the nearest ones we have or we are just ignorants?
Please don´t show ignorance by saying: Who is we? or speak for yourself…Please!
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