The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
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If you are coming to Oaxaca, please contact me for tours or advice.

Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

The hereafter re me

My photo
Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

How is Trump Effecting Mexican Trade?

Very interesting responses from Mexico...
From Bizlatinhub
Mexico’s economic outlook was under a wave of uncertainty when Trump pledged to get rid of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) during the campaign of his presidency. The new POTUS also threatened to impose a border tax on Mexican-made goods, which sent the Mexican peso to a record low in January. Despite the insecurity the Mexican people faced with Trump rhetoric potentially bringing their markets down, Mexican officials have been proactive in securing their nations prosperity and longevity in the global marketplace. Here is what Mexico has been up to recently.

In February of this year, Mexico declared a trade surplus of USD$684 million, the largest surplus they have experienced in almost two years. In its 5th consecutive month of expansion, in January, the economy saw a 0.3 percent increase from the previous month. This is a better than expected growth considering the negative forecasts the country faced after a Trump presidency was to take place. Low oil prices drag the economy down in regards to Mexican output from the oil industry, but steady growth in the service and agricultural sectors have been making up for it.
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