106. The Contreras Report: Business Mexico

Episode 6 June 05, 2020 00:21:53
106. The Contreras Report: Business Mexico
The Contreras Report: Business México
106. The Contreras Report: Business Mexico
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Beer is back, Mexican domestic car sales plunge due to lockdown, April remittances down from Record March, April remittances down over 2019 but purchasing power is up 7.7% due to weakening peso, President Lopez Obrador opens construction of 1500 kilometer MAYA TRAIN, "Follow the Money," by Mexican and American DEA agents freeze 1.1 billion dollars of cartel money...Thousands of protesters hit the streets in over 40 cities of 20 state capitals in Mexico, protesting President Lopez Obrador...Coronavirus victims, 25,000 in Mexico City, 14,000 in Mexico State, 5000 in Baja California.

The host is Raoul Lowery-Contreras.

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