Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain

Friday, September 25, 2009

Thousands Fleeing Puerto Peñasco!

-by El Gitano Peñasco, "The Peñasco Gypsy"

I just read two separate very brief articles, based on a Pew Research Center survey of 1,000 Mexican Nationals, claiming: “75% of Mexicans unhappy with country” and “Most Mexicans unhappy with Mexico”.

The assessment, I mean rubbish, claims the usual suspects for Mexican citizens being “unhappy” such as crime and corruption, etc., and one of the articles goes on to assert that in a nation of over 100 Million, “Mexicans are overwhelmingly unhappy with the direction of their country” and that at least 30 Million (“one in three”) would like to “immigrate to the United States”.

Why those 30 (plus) million would want to immigrate only to the U.S. is beyond my imagination as an Associated Press piece by Catherine E. Shoichet also tells readers that according to Rene Magana, president of the Chicago office of the International Coalition of Mexicans Abroad, "The American Dream is a fallacy".

Shoichet seems to agree as she then informs readers that the survey “buttressed” the Magana doctrine as she points to other ‘negatives’ in the survey and then abruptly ends the article leaving readers a sense that in Mexico it is all a tale of doom and gloom…

So the next time you’re heading down to Puerto Peñasco and see tens of thousands of cars heading north, or if you live in PP and have been noticing all those horrific traffic jams in the center of town recently, you now know what is going on so just get out of their way and be patient…

The good news, however, is that with all those “unhappy” Mexicans fleeing (and Gringos, too) that leaves Puerto Peñasco, the unspoiled beaches, the beautiful sunsets and sunrises, nightly star gazing, the food and sauces, ice-cold cervezas, etc., for the rest of the “happy” ciudadanos de Peñasco to enjoy!

Viva México!

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