Transit ad that appeared in Acapulco this week. Transit ad that appeared in Acapulco this week.

State orders removal of anti-Trump bus ads

Message promoted by Acapulco business group was deemed offensive

Mexicans are not enamored of U.S. President Donald Trump but an anti-Trump message in Acapulco this week was too much for the state government.

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Transit advertising that appeared Monday on buses in the resort city displayed a large photo of Trump and the message, “Somos Mexicanos. Y tu madre te mentamos.”

Roughly translated it means, “We are Mexicans. And we insult your mother.”

The campaign was launched by an association of business owners in Acapulco Dorado who wished to speak out against “the xenophobic and racist policies of the president of the U.S.”

Association president Laura Caballero Rodríguez wondered in an interview how the U.S. could be permitted to insult Mexicans and lamented that Mexicans do not have a leader who will stand up to defend them.

But the ads came down yesterday on orders from the state, whose Secretary General described them as “offensive to Donald Trump.”

In a statement, the government said it was “essential to protect the image of someone who governs a nation” with which Mexico has had a historic relationship in diplomatic, economic and political terms.

Caballero was not happy that the signs were removed.

“This [campaign] was in support of our brothers who are being humiliated by President Trump. We have been censored.”

Caballero and her organization tried unsuccessfully last year to broker a peace accord with organized crime gangs to put an end to violence in the city.

Source: Milenio (sp), El Universal (sp), Reforma (sp)

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  • gypsyken

    It is ridiculous to suggest that Il Duce Trump deserves to be respected by anyone, let alone Mexicans.

    • Henry Wilson

      And who is to be the judge of who is to be entitled to respect? You? Your mama? Uh huh and you do a much better imitation of Il Duce than Trump ever will. You are a fool.

      • gypsyken

        The people of the world are judging Trump, and the prevailing opinion of him is negative.. Only a minority of people in the U.S. think that he deserves respect, and the movement to get rid of him is growing.

        • Henry Wilson

          You need to stop smoking those funny little left handed cigs, dude. Haven’t you heard they will make you dumber than a box of rocks? Oops, too late. Condolences to the family.

          • Dave Warren

            Henry Wilson…endearing Mexicans to Americans every day!
            I don’t think he can possibly live here in Mex . could he?

          • Henry Wilson

            spent more time traveling and living part of the year in mexico, as the bet is placed on the table, than you. admittedly don’t have much to do with either mexicans or dumba.. gringos who hate the usa.

          • j_b_spence

            NO! He needs to go wash up. His mother is calling him upstairs for din-din.

        • Bonnie G

          You are wrong. If what you say was true, Hillary Clinton would be the president of the United States. You are pretty stupid. Canadian?

          • gypsyken

            Stupid is not knowing that almost three million more U.S. voters voted for Clinton than voted for Il Duce Trump, not knowing that every reputable poll finds that only a minority of respondents have a favorable opinion of him, not knowing that Il Duce became president only because an archaic electoral system, adopted to protect the interests of slave holders, permitted a minority of under-educated and misinformed voters to elect him. I’m not Canadian, but Canada ranks ahead of the U.S.on all attributes, including education..

          • Bonnie G

            That is not how US election system works. Not Canadian? Are you a US citizen? You are stupid enough to qualify.

          • Margo Wilson

            why such hate to one another. you sound like the dump trump persona…

          • Nowhereman

            And you’re a jackass, whatever your nationality. Buh Bye.

          • Nowhereman

            She actually did win the popular vote by almost 3 million. But thanks to dirty tricks and sleeping with the Russians, we have the buffoon. We can only hope that he gets impeached or bored. Then we’d have Pence, but at least he has a passing acquaintance with the constitution.

          • j_b_spence

            Relax, you’ll get Pence in eight more years. Then Ivanka, then Trump Jr.

          • Nowhereman

            Well no, no I won’t. Here in America we have freedom of the press. The only good thing that Cheeto Mussolini has done for us is to piss off the press and the intelligence community. You might want to sweep your house for listening devices, Boris. Buh bye now–and GFY. Say hi to Natasha for me.

    • Why is there both a down vote arrow and an up vote arrow on Disqus comments but only the upvote registers?

    • Bonnie G

      Yes, but when you criticize the president you are also criticizing the people. I will not visit nor spend money in Acapulco, and suggest no other visitor from the USA does either. So, guess you are stuck with the Canadians, and we all know what terrible tippers they are.

      • Blair york

        Good!…then you can f…off!….and go back to that shit hole nation of yours!…it will be fun watching the country as it slowly sinks down the ladder of civilized nations of the world!..keep it up and there won’t be a country in the world that will accept or welcome any Americans at all!….don’t you have a war to start somewhere!

        • Bonnie G

          You can always tell the uneducated leftists – they are so emotional and they run out of adjectives very quickly. Acapulco is suffering because of their reputation for violence in the tourist areas. It was once one of the most desirable vacation spots in the world. If they want people from NOB to come to Acapulco for a vacation, then they should not post signs that denigrate their president. I would be offended no matter who the president was – don’t try to get me to spend my money while “insulting my mother.” There are plenty of other places in Mexico – and the world – that welcome US tourists.

          • Nowhereman

            I live in a tourist town in Alaska. Trump has really done his best to make sure that our tourism industry will be decimated due to his racist and religious bigotry. Tourism had been growing steadily every year. This year it’s projected to be down by at least 7% due to his ignorant actions, and he’s only been in office 5 weeks. I’m guessing it will be down more like 20% by the time the summer tour season gets here.

          • Blair york

            Just like your leader was quoted ” I love the poorly uneducated ” ..so does that encapsulate you Bonnie?…keep up as your wonderful leader says ” the military operation ” of deportations and there won’t be any place in Mexico where you will be welcomed!..next London!…when the Cheeto dipped crotch grabber pays a visit to the UK they predict over one million people will hit the streets in protest!..sexy huh!..feel sorry for the Americans who don’t adhere to this horrible man and his policies of hate!…they are better than that!

      • Nowhereman

        In case you haven’t noticed, the majority of Americans are criticizing the so-called president. I respect the office of the presidency too much to give the current occupant any respect at all. He and his followers are the worst of the worst. The Donald has no knowledge of our constitution or the principles laid out in it, one important principle being the separation of powers. He is trying his best to destroy the Bill of Rights. He hates free speech and the freedom of the press. He hates the freedom of religion. He doesn’t have a clue what the job of being president entails. He thinks that the president is the boss of the whole world. I hope that Putin gets tired of his new boy-toy soon and releases The Donald’s tax returns. I just hope that they gave him a Nerf ball instead of the REAL nuclear football.

  • SickofLiberalbs9999

    Smart move.
    Mexicans can hate Trump if they want to. But they should try to get past their emotions and think about reality.
    He’s the President of a country that accounts for 80% of Mexican exports.
    He’s going to be President of the US for at least four years – possibly, eight.
    If that US market disappears, Mexico’s economy will resemble Venezuela in short order.
    Mexicans might be thinking “screw Trump, screw America, we don’t need them stinking gringos.”
    That’s emotion talking.
    Sorry, but, actually, Mexico DOES need America, and Trump.
    Heaven help Mexico without the US markets – that’s the truth.

    • Mike S

      Mexico is the US third largest trading partner. Unlike China, Mexicans love and buy US made products. If Chump starts a trade a war, both countries will suffer. Those Republicans in Iowa living big off their taxpayer corn subsidies are going to howl like stuck pigs if mexico bans their GMO corn crop. Mexico actually has better alternatives than the US for trade and they will turn to Asia, Europe, and South America. Impeach the Orange Warthog under the emoluments clause of the Constitution before before he surpasses the Bush-Cheney duo in damaging the country. Since the number of undocumented Mexicans residing in the US has been declining the last 8 years, why is it now suddenly a big problem? Because it appeals the bigoted deplorables who are Chump’s base.

      • Bonnie G

        Are you a US citizen ?

      • David Nichols

        Your hatred betrays you for the little, insignificant person you are…and your sophomoric name calling reveals for the world to see, just how intellectually impoverished you are…
        Keep it up troll, your kind are good for a laugh here in Manzanillo…!

      • SickofLiberalbs9999

        “Mexico actually has better alternatives than the US for trade”

        If that’s true, why hasn’t Mexico already replaced America as it main trading partner?

        • Mike S

          My statement was that Mexico has better alternatives (to replace lost trade if Trump voids NAFTA) than the US. Why would Mx want to replace a good market next door unless they have to? My point was that if forced to, they could and their alternatives would be easier than US alternatives. Trade imbalance between US and Mx has been shrinking because of less oil/gas importation. It is very small compared to China. Six million high paid US jobs depend on that trade. Be careful what you wish for and don’t be conned by Chump.

          • SickofLiberalbs9999

            What I wish for is a good outcome for Mexicans.

            Mexico’s negotiators appear to be captives of Mexican anti-Trump hysteria and nationalistic fever. It’s understandable, but certainly not good for negotiations. Better to negotiate privately than publicly.
            Trump is definitely going to impose a border tax – just like Mexico.
            Mexico’s negotiator says that’s his “walk-away” demand – no tax.

            Mexico cannot win the issue of the border tax.
            The hypocrisy on this issue is breathtaking.
            Mexico – yes ————– US – no?
            US will just be matching what many other countries (like Mexico) are already doing. They do it to protect their workers and markets – like Trump is now doing. How does Mexico justify the double standard?

            Mexico would be much better off taking a 20% “haircut” in NAFTA re-negotiations and building the trade relationship further as the US economy expands, rather than closing the door to US markets.
            I fear that Mexico’s economy could not withstand the loss of the American markets. And the Chinese are not to be trusted, as everybody’s favorite “gringo replacement” market and trade partner.

    • Becky Milward

      I beg to differ. Mexico will do just fine if trump tries to screw them. There are a mutitude of alliances that Mexico can join and simply bypass the US…as Asia and Europe are doing as we speak. trump is a blathering, dangerous bully, and, god willing, he’ll be taken down…soon!

      • SickofLiberalbs9999

        And how long, at what cost to Mexico’s economy, would it take to do that?

        “taken down”????
        can you explain, please?

    • djr4nger

      One thing for sure – if America does well, Mexico will also. All that money us gringos bring to MX certainly helps. What happens to that money after it enters the MX economy is up to Mexico. I just hate to see the people of Mexico getting screwed by their own leaders, murdered and extorted by the latest cartel du jour. The people deserve better. I support Trump’s efforts to reduce illegal immigration and human trafficking, as well as his efforts to reduce the flow of dangerous drugs into the US. It’s the right thing to do. Please agree or disagree respectfully and I will do the same.

  • Henry Wilson

    A nice example of the reality mexico does not have real human rights such as free speech. Cross the border and say the same message in English or Spanish and you know what will happen? Nothing.

  • K. Chris C.

    “Offend the monkey, and let the organ grinders go.”

    Cave wall shadows, an alluring reality.

    An American citizen, not Us subject.

  • It’s incredible the level of entitlement that successive U.S. administrations, both Democrat and GOP, have given to Mexico by ignoring the southern border. Come on in! Nobody cares.

  • Pesobill

    Indios ignorantes !

  • Yossi

    No respect for so-called “president” Trump..he does not respect anyone but himself. The poster should’ve been left on the buses. Great mistake, Mexico!

  • Yossi

    Americans, return the lands stolen from Mexico, you land thieves!

    • Bonnie G

      My family still has the land grant signed by Santa Ana for land in Texas.

      • David Nichols

        And who “gave” the land to Santa Ana…?

        • Bonnie G

          He was the president of Mexico at the time. I thought you might know that, since you follow a Mexican news site.

          • David Nichols

            Nice diversionary technique Bonnie…
            I know WHO he was…my question was, and is, who “gave” the land to Santa Ana..?
            Who “owned” the land before the conquistadores arrived in Mexico…?
            It is the larger question of “ownership” versus “possession”…

          • djr4nger

            Good point David – and important to look beyond recent history. If you’re gonna blame the US for ‘taking’ the land from Mexico, you’d certainly have to blame the Spaniards for taking the entire country by force from the indigenous people of Mexico. Much like Europeans did in North America.

      • Yossi

        Trump will be brought down eventually by the people’s opposition and the media. The fascist regime that he is trying to establish should be a reminder to us all, how demagogues can brainwash the masses even in America by using the same arguments that Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, and Franco used. As an American, I am ashamed for the political choice that my country made and stand 100% with Mexico.

        • Bonnie G

          Lots of silly, liberal fools like you in Mexico. It is embarrassing.

        • SickofLiberalbs9999

          “brought down eventually by the people’s opposition and the media.”

          Sorry, Yossi, I think he just got elected by the people didn’t he?

          Explain how “the media” could “bring down” a US President, will you?

          • Yossi

            ..elected by electoral college, not by the people. People voted for Hillary by 3 millions votes! How the media and people opposition to this regime will bring this fascist down?..just tune in and watch!

        • djr4nger

          I keep hoping someday Mexico will have a true representative, democratic government. Maybe a president like Trump who doesn’t need the wealth or the headaches, but will take on the job to improve the lives of working families. The only fascism I see in America right now are the progressive socialists trying to cling to power now that Obama is no longer president.

          • Yossi

            Did Trump “improve the lives of working families”? Does does he do that by taking away the healthcare from 20 million uninsured that Obama had in place for them? Does he do that by increasing the military budget by 10% instead of using the money to take working families out of poverty (US has the biggest gap between rich and poor in the world)? Is he helping the working families by imposing a border tax on imported basics like fruits and vegetables from Mexico which will make even harder for working families to feed themselves and their kids? The ones you called “progressive socialists” always fought for the working families and tried to better their lives. What makes you think that a bunch of billionaires oligarchs led by Mr. Greed-in-Chief, so-called “president” will do anything for working families? Fascism, lies, deception and corruption are the highlights of this so-called government. You will understand as the time goes by…hopefully, by then it won’t be too late for America!

          • djr4nger

            He’s already improving the lives of people. Just look at recent job stats from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics – particularly comparing the past two years. Unemployment down, jobs up recently, especially in the mining and energy sectors. Trump will also quit wasting our tax dollars on gender identity studies and cut the size of government. Of course, progressive socialists require a constant supply of victims to justify their ideology. I think a 10% increase in military spending is justified in this increasingly dangerous world.

    • Nowhereman

      I would gladly give you Texas.

  • So the suppression of the freedom of speech of Mexicans begins to protect the fragile ego of TV reality host with tiny hands. It’s sad that the State government would rather protect a foreigner’s ego rather than the rights of those who elected them.

  • GOPerson

    The signs were in extremely poor taste. The liberals see nothing wrong with them because between them and Hollywood, they have turned the US culture into an open sewer.
    What I love about Mexico is they are like the US in the 1950’s. Close families helping each other. Those that can, work and they respect the elderly. They would never think of going to Walmart in their pjs.

    • SickofLiberalbs9999

      “What I love about Mexico is they are like the US in the 1950’s.”
      Yes, you’re right, it’s true!
      But we need to discourage Mexico from becoming like the US in 2017.
      That would be truly tragic.

  • Tom Mayer

    Doesn’t the Secretary General understand that #45 and the 62,985,106 Americans voters will never respect the nation and the citizens of Mexico. I grew up in this white right winged in environment and my family still today will not show respect for either Mexicanos living in my home state of Indiana or in Mexico. Be clear, neither myself or Mexico has a friend living in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC. We very well could be a doomed nation, meaning the USA, in the next decade. Your nation has prospered under NAFTA, you can do better then we will as the world slowly makes us the pariah of the world.

  • Mike S

    Assembly line jobs are going to go to the lowest wage countries- that has been a reality for last 30 years. Products are designed in the US with US engineering. Automation and robotics are a big part of this and that engineering and software is mostly done in the US. In short, the US work force must move up the food chain with better schools and better skilled & educated workers. Like Obama said, a college degree now is like a high school degree used to be. Republicans don’t want to invest in public education. Bernie Sanders wants free college and community college tuition to prepare our workforce for the future and he is right. If you are gullible enough to believe Trump that we are going back to the 1960s…you have been conned. Trump talks little of wage growth. Six million high paid workers in the US depend on trade between US & Mexico. Trump’s plan to give big tax breaks to the plutocracy and then make up for it with tariffs will hurt the middle class. Who can respect the Orange Warthog with the Edsel mouth….anyone who thinks critically knows he is a pathological liar and a conman.

  • Jack’s Mom

    As you can see by the comments of Bonnie and Henry ( and maybe others, but I got tired of the stupidity), Trump’s supporters mostly hurl insults and have little constructive to say. Those are the people who elected him. As more and more dirty tricks are revealed, they get more defensive. The rest of us hope they will admit their mistake soon. It’s OK to make mistakes! What’s bad is not owning up to them.

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