About Secret History

Commentary on Latin America.
Mostly about Mexico - but not always.
Designed to encourage readers to learn about
the apparently "secret history" of 500 million people
spread across two continents
- but not always.
You can always count on a little snark.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Poor Mexico, So Far From God...So Close to Ohio

Bloomberg reports that the Mexican central bank will continue buying pesos in an effort to keep it from further sliding down in value. It looks like 2009 will be the first time in 8 years (!!!) that Mexico will have negative economic growth. The US sneezes, Mexico catches the cold.

And then, on top of that, they have to play the US in OHIO (!!!) tonight. Cold, damp, Ohio. El Tri could use a "si se puede" type moment by defeating the US in the US as a boost to national morale, that's for sure. Maybe justify all the stink about this Sven-Goran Eriksson - (Mexico's version of the Beckham/Galaxy deal, I'm thinking).

1 comment:

JHD said...

Michael Bradley - Holy Cow. Well, as Excelsior said this morning - History repeats itself, but this time with a new American power player to meet Mexico. No longer do we need Donovan Domination to tackle a team like Mexico.