Baja California Gov. officials defend Constellation Brands project

Baja California Gov. officials defend Constellation Brands project

Jan 31, 2017

  ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA EDITOR   The brewery that the transnational corporation Constellation Brands (CB) wants to install in Mexicali Valley will bring jobs, growth and development to Mexicali, people opposing to this project are not aware of the harm they are doing to Mexicali, for each dollar they invest in Mexico there will be a “spread” of 1.92 dollars in Mexicali, said Baja California Secretary of Economic Development, Carlo Bonfante Olache. People in Mexicali are angry and estranged by the arrival of CB, to produce beer that will go to the rest of the world, but what worries people more is that they will have huge water consumption, at a rate of about half a gallon of water for each litter (quarter gallon) of beer they produce. People feel that Kiko Vega’s government is giving water away, building an aqueduct which will function exclusively for the brewery, and don’t fully trust or believe that this project will be a panacea or magic potion that’s coming to solve financial and economic  problems and the job generation is the flag Mr. Bonfante waves to defend CB. The question for Mexican “entrepreneurs” is: Why not develop a REAL NATIONAL INDUSTRY?  . . . . Maybe because it is more comfortable to build big industrial warehouses and plants to rent to foreign investors,...

Steve Bannon: Clear and present danger to the US and the world

Steve Bannon: Clear and present danger to the US and the world

Jan 31, 2017

    In a Jan. 28 order, US president Donald Trump appointed his senior political strategist Stephen Bannon to full membership on the National Security Council’s “Principals Committee,” the senior-most gathering of US security and foreign policy firepower. The same order stripped the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of such status, relegating them to a seat at the table only on issues involving their direct responsibilities. In an administration explicitly aiming to tear down what it considers obsolete and inefficient domestic and foreign policy practices going back decades, the elevation of Bannon is unprecedented. No US president before has named a political operative to the Principals Committee, less one lacking any professional or academic experience or credential in security or foreign policy, experts say. The move was attacked by some of the country’s most prominent national security voices. The main objection is that Trump is giving the appearance of a politicization of the foreign policy advice he receives. But the move also resembles practices in non-democratic states such as the defunct Soviet Union, which sprinkled Communist Party officials throughout government to enforce political orthodoxy and report back to the Politburo. The administration is “inching toward something more authoritarian than we’ve seen in the White House,” says political scientist Norman Ornstein, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute think tank. The Principals Committee will retain at least two powerful mainstream voices—those of secretary of state-designate Rex Tillerson and defense secretary James Mattis. But, with the two NSC ejections, their influence will now be counterweighed by two other Trump heavyweights—Mike Flynn, Trump’s national security adviser and head of the National Security Council, and especially Bannon. Given his closeness to Trump, Bannon effectively becomes the 800-pound gorilla in what traditionally is an apolitical consideration of the biggest threats and strategic questions facing the US. In all discussions, other committee members will know that Bannon is more influential than any of them, and that he can report any of their remarks to Trump, posing a potential chilling effect on their willingness to speak out. Meanwhile, two officials with arguably the most up-to-date knowledge on any given security issue—the heads...

“Proud to be President of a great country”: Peña Nieto

“Proud to be President of a great country”: Peña Nieto

Jan 31, 2017

ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA EDITOR In one more multimedia message, which adds up to several more within the recent past, Enrique Peña Nieto informed that he talked for about an hour with Donald Trump and assured that they still talked about reaching agreements in the issues that have affected Mexico in a very serious manner, such as the infamous wall and the tax load intended to be imposed to the money Mexicans living in the USA send to their families in Mexico. Mexico doesn’t believe in this messages any more, Trump is a hazard for Mexico and the Mexican Government too, more than 100 million are trapped between the threatening sword of Donald Trump and corruption and deception which have been the symbol of all Federal Governments in Mexico, be it PRI or PAN, it’s always the same, sacrificing a lot of people for the wellbeing of just a few, that’s Mexico, where the President comes out to send a message, more for his own tranqui8lity then that of the...

Carlos Slim to launch TV channel in U.S. for Mexicans

Carlos Slim to launch TV channel in U.S. for Mexicans

Jan 29, 2017

Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim’s cell-phone company, America Movil, said on Tuesday it would launch a television channel in the United States targeting Mexican audiences later this year, putting it into competition with broadcasters like Univision and Telemundo. Named Nuestra Vision, the channel will be offered by the America Movil unit Publicidad y Contenido Editorial, the company said in a statement that was flanked by a promotional video online. “Nuestra Vision is focussed on Mexicans, made by Mexicans and transmitted from Mexico,” said the voice-over for the video, which was studded with images and snapshots of Mexico. Slim, a major force in pay TV in Latin America, has been kept out of the Mexican market by regulators wary of the financial muscle he can bring to bear from his telecoms empire. America Movil is the biggest cell phone company in Latin America, and helped to make Slim the richest man in the world for several years. Univision has a close alliance with Mexico’s top broadcaster Televisa, which has for years wrestled with Slim in the Mexican telecommunications market that he dominates. Nuestra Vision – “Our Vision” – will broadcast news, movies and sports highlights, America Movil said, stressing the company’s pledge to be “100 percent” Mexican and promote Mexico’s heritage. The channel’s launch coincides with a charged atmosphere between Mexico and the incoming U.S. president Donald Trump, who has taken an aggressive stance towards the Mexican economy and sparked dismay with outspoken comments on migrants. Trump has proposed taking punitive steps against producers of Mexican-made goods in an effort to bring jobs and investment back to the United States, and has also threatened to tear up a joint trade deal that underpins Mexico’s export model. Slim was critical of Trump during the U.S. election campaign, but after meeting the New York real estate magnate for dinner last month, he was left was a “very positive” impression from the president-elect, the Mexican mogul’s spokesman said. An estimated 35 million people living in the United States are Mexican or of Mexican background. (Reporting by Dave Graham and Noe Torres, editing by Larry King for Reuters) Source:...

SECRETARY OF STATE: NEW GOVERNOR’S BODYGUARD?

SECRETARY OF STATE: NEW GOVERNOR’S BODYGUARD?

Jan 28, 2017

MEN OR CLOWNS? By Rodrigo Soto Aguilera EDITORIAL WRITER THEBAJA POST #Revolutionof henMXLI The main strategist for political negotiations of the State, intended to be the liaison with militants (who keep a blockade in State executive Building) asking for an open dialogue, didn’t have the best timing in failed coup to take over the building and put Kiko Vega in hot water, the Gov. had to flee, the hen house is...