Saturday, January 27, 2007

The Price Of Tortilla's in Mexico

The price of tortillas in Mexico has more than tripled since last summer. Why? Because rising international corn prices, driven up by demand for ethanol which is produced from corn, has caused the price of Mexico's favorite food to skyrocket. Since the average Mexican daily wage is only $4.60, this rise in food price is playing a substantial role in the cause of illegal immigration. WaPo has the story here.