Heads-Up On Gas
Rumor from a reliable source has indicated that the protests over the gas hikes may spread to San Felipe. This would mean blockades preventing customers from accessing the pumps. It is unclear as to whether the station at the corner of Saltito and Highway 5 and the station in the Ejido will be targeted. It is also unclear how long the blockades will last. My advice–take it or leave it–fill up with gas tonight or tomorrow and then plan on standing in solidarity with the locals and the Mexican people. Current inflation, gas price hikes caused by deregulation of the gas industries, the devaluation of the peso, and uncertainty about isolationist policies emanating from the new administration to the north are creating very difficult conditions for the Mexican people.