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Taco News Round Up ~ January 19, 2007

Tortilla Protest

Big Tortilla Deal Signed in DF
You may not have been happy or had high hopes for Calderon when he was elected, but he's acted on the tortilla crisis and for that we can thank him. Because of the phony fuel known as ethanol, otherwise known as a massive subsidy for American corn growers, the price of maize has been going nuts in Mexico, causing shortages in tortillas. In what is clearly the top taco story of the week of not of the year so far, Calderon and lawmakers have agreed to introduce price caps and allow more corn to come in from el Norte duty-free. The photo above is from one of many protests outside the Agriculture Ministry in the past week.

Computer Guy Loves Tacos Mexico in Vegas
Dvorak is a computer nerd writer dude, but he admits to lovin' his tacos. His spot in Vegas is Tacos Mexico, and his readers leave some choice comments about their favorite taco spots in LV and LA as well. The taco lifestyle does not have a name, or a face. We are legion.

Taco Town Tacos
For the viewing pleasure of our taco audience, below is a classic SNL fake commercial featuring a taco wrapped in a crepe, wrapped in a pancake, wrapped in a pizza, in a tote bag. Bonus link: here are some students who tried to make the beast featured in the SNL spoof. Nasty.

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