Wednesday, August 25, 2010

No Pesos

Pesos, please, to enter U.S.

By MELVA LAVÍN-CASTILLO AND MIGUEL TIMOSHENKOV
LAREDO MORNING TIMES
Published: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 2:08 AM CDT
Travelers entering the U.S. from Mexico will no longer be able to pay using U.S. dollars at the bridge, federal authorities announced Monday.
The change, made by the federal treasury department, Secretaria de Hacienda y Credito Publico, and published the announcement in the Diario Oficial de la Federacion, will apply to toll roads and bridge crossings into the United States.

I don't cross into Nuevo Laredo often so I don't have spare pesos laying around.  If and when I visit, I'll have to break a dollar bill by buying some Chiclets or something.

UPDATE:
Dollars OK at bridges again

By MIGUEL TIMOSHENKOV
LAREDO MORNING TIMES
Published: Thursday, August 26, 2010 12:53 AM CDT
NUEVO LAREDO — It took only 48 hours for Mexico’s road and bridge department to announce that the government would again accept tolls paid in U.S. currency at the international bridges.

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