Yes, you heard that right. Thanks to reader Ciccio for sending us a story from WFAA-TV Dallas/Ft. Worth that brought tears (of laughter) to my eyes. Mexicans are afraid Americans will undermine their culture and refuse to learn their language as they emigrate in increasing numbers to Mexico.
Not everyone is rolling out the welcome mat to Americans. Many Mexicans complain about the rapid growth of the American population in their neighborhoods, the threat they see to Mexican culture and language, and the possible drain on Mexico’s inexpensive health care.
In San Miguel de Allende, the group Basta Ya is protesting the erosion of the language and the rising cost of living generated by the infusion of dollars into the local economy.
“They think Mexico, especially San Miguel de Allende, is an extension of their country,” group member Arturo Morales Tirado said of the Americans who call San Miguel home. “It’s not and won’t be, no way.”
Read the whole story here.