Mexico Is Having A Yuuuge Donald Trump Victory Sale

I am writing to you from Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico, where the whole country is having a yuuuuge Donald Trump victory sale. Mexico is one of my favorite countries to visit. It combines a laid back attitude, friendly people and an outstanding culinary tradition. It also helps that it's currently one of the cheapest places on the planet - one of many reasons that I've spent 5 weeks here recently (Yucatan and Central Mexico thus far).

Mexico has always been known as an affordable place with cheap beer and tacos, but the last two years have taken that dynamic to an extreme. Where else is the brand new AC Marriott $42 per night? In touristy San Miguel de Allende, we booked a 2,500 foot, 2 bedroom suite on the main square for $75 a night. Food for two with a bottle of mezcal is about $30 at the most posh of restaurants. It's verging on silly. Between the two-thirds decline in the Mexican Peso over the past two years and an over-dramatized fear of violence, the tourist economy is basically running on free. They're just happy to see you and thankfully, my Mexican fiancé can translate my pathetic gringo Spanish as we travel around.

5 Year Peso Chart. 2/3 of the value is gone in just the last 2 years.

If you don't have a trip planned to Mexico, get working on it. I don't think it will stay this cheap for long. Let's start with the obvious question - is it dangerous? I tend to like statistics as opposed to jaundiced media reporting. The USA has a 4.5 per 100,000 homicide rate. Mexico is pushing 20, or about four times as bad. Given that I'm not terribly scared in America, four times worse doesn't seem that bad. When you dig into the numbers, you realize that much of this crime is drug

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My Name is Harris Kupperman, but everyone calls me Kuppy. I have been investing in the markets for over two decades and post my commentaries first at http://www.adventuresincapitalism.com

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