Published On: Fri, Feb 3rd, 2017

One good thing about Trump’s wall… it awoke Mexican patriotism!

Share This
Tags

AFP’s Yemeli ORTEGA says that Mexicans are replacing profile pictures on social media with their country’s flag. Others are calling for boycotts of American products like Coca-Cola and Starbucks.

US President Donald Trump’s vow to make Mexicans pay for a massive border wall has not only caused a diplomatic row, it has sparked patriotic fervor south of the border.

On Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, people are using the hashtag #WeAreAllMexico, punctuating anti-Trump tweets with cries of “Viva Mexico!” and boasting that they live in “the best country in the world.”

President Enrique Peña Nieto’s spokesman, his foreign and finance ministers, and government departments have made the country’s green, white and red flag their profile photo on Twitter.

A slew of hashtags encourage Mexicans to stay away from American goods: #AdiosProductosGringos (goodbye gringo products), #AdiosStarbucks, #AdiosMcDonalds and #AdiosCocaCola.

Telecommunications magnate Carlos Slim, the world’s fourth richest man, called a rare news conference to express his “great pleasure” at the burst of national pride and support for the president, even though Pena Nieto’s economic reforms have chipped away at the billionaire’s telephone empire.

“This is the most surprising display of national unity that I have seen in my life,” Slim said, urging Mexicans to support Pena Nieto’s negotiations with the US administration.

– ‘Proud to be Mexican’ –

Pena Nieto, whose popularity fell to 12 percent earlier in January after protests erupted over an increase in gasoline prices, has seized on the renewed patriotic pride.

flagofmexico

In a video message late Monday, he touted this “national unity” and said it “must be the cornerstone of our strategy and our actions inside and outside the country.”

He boasted: “Today like never before, I feel proud to be Mexican.”

Pena Nieto vowed to be firm in his defense of Mexico’s “dignity and independence” from the US government, though he said that his phone conversation with Trump on Friday “opened spaces” for the two governments to continue their dialogue.

Jesus Velasco, an expert on US-Mexico relations at Tarleton State University in Texas, said that fixing ties “will take a while” because “the damage has been done.”

Mexicans praised Pena Nieto for canceling a meeting with Trump in Washington scheduled for this week, after the US president ordered the construction of the wall and insisted that Mexico pay for it.

Opposition leaders rallied behind Pena Nieto and even his longtime rival, two-time leftist presidential election runnerup Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, applauded the move.

But Pena Nieto’s popularity appears to have had a limited bounce.

An opinion poll published in the daily Excelsior on Tuesday showed his approval rating rising by a handful of points to 16 percent — though the survey was conducted only among 400 Mexicans and had a five-point margin of error.

Click here for full article by Yemeli ORTEGA on Yahoo News

Source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/

Mexico Travel Care

footer-john-2


Comments

comments

Displaying 6 Comments
Have Your Say
  1. anny says:

    Hey that’s great. Now Mexico needs to get rid of Coca-Cola, which is a corporation that supports Trump! No wonder Mexican kids are getting obese.

  2. Colby says:

    Have you ever thought about adding a little bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is fundamental and all. Nevertheless imagine if you added some great pictures or videos to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with pics and videos, this site could certainly be one of the best in its niche. Fantastic blog!

    http://insyncfamilies.com/blog/47516/your-way-to-getting-extra-guidance-on-the-topic-of-bansko-hotels/

  3. buy instagram likes says:

    I personally arrived right here via some other web address on instagram followers bot and thought I should consider this. I adore the things I see thus I am just following you. Looking towards checking out the blog all over again.

    http://LotsALikes.com

  4. happy birthday messages says:

    I enjoy what you are up to. This type of smart effort and exposure! Continue the very good work friends, I’ve added you to my funny birthday messages blog.

    https://toothcherry35.joomla.com/2-uncategorised/2-happy-birthday-celebration-rhymes-for-dad

  5. Check Out Your URL says:

    Howdy, I’m really happy I discovered your web page, I really found you by accident, when I was browsing on Aol for appvn apk. Anyhow I’m here right now and would just enjoy to say thanks for a great write-up and the all around exciting site (I furthermore like the design), I do not have enough time to go through it all at the moment but I have book-marked it and also included your RSS feed, so whenever I have sufficient time I’ll be back to browse much more. Please do keep up the fantastic job.

    http://wiki.fabnews.ru/index.php?title=Android_Apps_Development_Tips_for_Professionals

  6. jewish artists says:

    Wow that was strange. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyhow, just wanted to say superb blog!

    http://www.buloobaby.com/blog/21879/my-perfect-ways-to-finally-help-with-seo-web-design/

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>