Monday, September 29, 2003
"I'm sorry Mr. President. Jenna is on line five screaming something about "Oh, the humanity...""
...and with midterms just around the corner.....
Tequila, the distilled spirit that fueled a decades-old margarita craze in the United States, has landed squarely in the middle of a trade fight between Mexico City and Washington.
Mexico is threatening to cut off all bulk exports of Tequila, claiming it needs to tighten quality controls on the gold-plated namebrand that is owned by the Mexican government and supposedly assures every bottle's high quality. If enacted, all Tequila would be bottled in Mexico.
Mexico is the only nation that produces the alcohol made from fermented sap from the blue agave plant.