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Monday, November 8, 2021

The border with México is once again open after 20 months...

The US border with México was once again open at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, November 8, 2021, after 20 months of being closed to non-essential travel. The Telemundo affiliate from San Antonio was the only media on hand to interview the first persons to cross the Ciudad Acuña/Del Rio border at 12:02 a.m.

I of course had to go check it out for myself this morning because I was interested to see what the dollar/peso exchange rate was going to be at the only exchange house in Del Rio by the Exxon station going to México. Was surprised that at 9:00 a.m. the exchange house was still closed.

I frankly did not see an increment in vehicular traffic either coming or going to Ciudad Acuña. To my surprise that was confirmed in the noon, afternoon, and evening news after their reporter interviewed US Custom Officials at the Del Rio International Bridge. While many people did cross...the massive crowds they expected did not materialize in the Del Rio Sector. However, it was different in the San Diego/Tijuana area which has the largest number of daily crossings not only in the USA but in the world.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.


Aunty Acid




10 comments:

  1. I missed the news tonight and I couldn't find anything on line for how it went today at the Nogales entry. The night before last they interviews some shop owners and some agents who thought is should go well.

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    1. Telemundo in its national newscast last night covered the Nogales, Arizona / Nogales, Sonora border. It was very congested which is a definitive plus for shop owners and businesses that have suffered through the pandemic and accompanying border closure.

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    2. Thank you for the info. That border is always so busy so yes the shop owners have suffered.

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  2. Sounds like it is mostly norteno Americanos wanting to go south.

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    1. People in the know (that is not me) believe that vaccines are playing a major role along the Mexico/Texas border. Not that Mexicans do not want to be vaccinated but that they were vaccinated with some that ARE NOT APPROVED by the US government.

      When vaccines first became available they were sold mostly to first-world countries. Mexico had to buy theirs from China and Russia. My uncle who lives in Mexico City did not want either one but what choice did he or other Mexicans have?

      Later on, the US sold and then donated large quantities of Pfizer vaccines but the powers that be in Mexico decided those would go to the larger border towns (Tijuana) and rich Mexican cities like Guadalajara and Monterrey.

      Maquiladoras along the Texas border were able to bring their employees in buses and were met by American medical personnel at US Customs who administered the one dose, Johnson & Johnson, on the buses. The maquiladoras picked up the tab for their Mexican employees. I know that took place in the El Paso/Ciudad Juarez sector which shares the largest Texas border with Mexico.

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    2. I know about the situation regarding vaccines in Mexico because I have a friend who lives there. She is a nurse, retired, but part of the local community, is aware of what's available and to whom. She said it all depends on government favor, and there are some little villages who get the best shots because....and some cities who get the best shots because...
      I mentioned nortenos because from what I've read on RVer sites, they are heading on down from Canada. I guess its really too early for them to actually cause a crowd though.
      I didn't know that about the maquiladoras....while maybe their motive was $$, they did a good thing with the vax.

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    3. Unfortunately, political influence and corruption are the norms in México. Many people tout López Obrador for not being corrupt...while that might be the case...the people in his administration as well as his two brothers who were filmed receiving large sums of money in cash have proven to be as corrupt as the previous administrations regardless of party affiliation.

      I agree the maquiladoras did the right thing for their employees for once but it also benefited them by not having sick employees who would have to be absent from work. Plus, I am sure it was a tax write-off for them.

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    4. Yes, it is sad, because Mexico could be so great! And the politicians who get to the top always, always, rip the people off. I've been interested in the history of Mexico for a long time, and it's just the same thing over and over. I have no clue how that could change. Such a waste...

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    5. My sentiments exactly JudithK...

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