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Ex-Mexican prez: Yes, there will be an amero
Vicente Fox confirms long-term plan worked out with President Bush

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox confirmed the existence of a government plan to create the amero as a new regional currency to replace the U.S. dollar, the Canadian dollar and the Mexican peso, in an interview last night on CNN's "Larry King Live."

It possibly was the first time a leader of Mexico, Canada or the U.S. openly confirmed a plan to create a regional currency. Fox explained the current regional trade agreement is intended to evolve into other previously hidden aspects of integration.

According to a transcript published by CNN, King, near the end of the broadcast, asked Fox a question e-mailed from a listener, a Ms. Gonzalez from Elizabeth, N.J.: "Mr. Fox, I would like to know how you feel about the possibility of having a Latin America united with one currency?"

Fox answered in the affirmative, admitting he and President Bush had agreed to pursue the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas �?? a free-trade zone extending throughout the Western Hemisphere �?? and that part of the plan was to institute a regional currency from Canada to the tip of South America.

"Long term, very long term," he said. "What we proposed together, President Bush and myself, it's ALCA, which is a trade union for all the Americas."

ALCA is the acronym for the Area de Libre Comercio de las Américas, the name of the FTAA in Spanish.

King, evidently startled by Fox's revelation of the currency, asked pointedly, "It's going to be like the euro dollar, you mean?"

"Well, that would be long, long term," Fox repeated.

Fox noted the FTAA plan had been thwarted by Hugo Chavez, the radical socialist president of Venezuela.

"Everything was running fluently until Hugo Chavez came," Fox commented. "He decided to combat the idea and destroy the idea."

Fox explained that he and Bush intended to proceed incrementally, establishing FTAA as an economic agreement first and waiting to create an amero-type currency later �?? a plan Fox also suggested was in place for NAFTA itself.

"I think the process to go, first step is trading agreement," Fox said. "And then further on, a new vision, like we are trying to do with NAFTA."

Fox's reply to the CNN viewer was captured in a clip posted on YouTube.com. CNN posted video of the interview but did not include the segment with questions from viewers.

Last week, WND reported BankIntroductions.com, a Canadian company that specializes in global banking strategies and currency consulting, is advising clients the amero may be the currency of North America within 10 years.

Coin designer Daniel Carr has issued for sale a series of private-issue fantasy pattern amero coins that have drawn attention on the Internet.

WND also reported the African Union is moving down the path of regional economic integration, with the African Central Bank planning to create the "Gold Mandela" as a single African continental currency by 2010.

The Council on Foreign Relations has supported regional and global currencies designed to replace nationally issued currencies.

In an article in the May/June issue of Foreign Affairs, entitled "The End of National Currency," CFR economist Benn Steil asserts the dollar is a temporary currency.

Steil concluded "countries should abandon monetary nationalism," moving to adopt regional currencies, on the road to a global "one world currency."

WND previously reported Steve Previs, a vice president at Jeffries International Ltd. in London, said the amero "is the proposed new currency for the North American Community which is being developed right now between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico."

A video clip of the CNBC interview in November with Jeffries is now available at YouTube.com.

WND also has reported a continued slide in the value of the dollar on world currency markets could set up conditions in which the adoption of the amero as a North American currency gains momentum.


Bush, Fox and the Canadian prime minister agreed as early as 2005 that they would launch the amero.

Don't want to sound alarmist, but Hitler wanted the Euro. Now this. The one world government is coming for us. I want to work at the ministry of truth (Orwell reference)


I guess Fox is joining the ranks of the tin foil hat club. On a serious note maybe this will finally wake people up to what's really going to happen


The ultimate goal is one regional/ come world currency that they can inflate at will. They can enact severe price controls and eventually attach everyone to their jobs and assign jobs as needed.

The Russian Revolution was a 70 year experiment in this, with the planners realizing that such a system could only work if enacted globally. Wall Street, esp Morgan, financed the whole thing.

I suspect that the United States will have more of a 'Brave New World' disutopia, while the '1984' version would play out elsewhere, where the populace needed a somewhat firmer hand on the leash.

All we can truly hope for is that this disutopia won't be the Orwellian version here.


Right. "Brave New World" is less brutal than 1984, but with our high-tech security crap at our schools and the amero + military nuclear "training" in suburbs a future dictatorship is not merely a suggestion. Who is to blame?


That's a good question. I think its the desire to have something for nothing. If one group can get rich by plundering another group, and they can enlist government to help them accomplish this task, they will create a government that does just that. Hence where we are today.

Jesus and our Founding Fathers tried to tell us this: Leave Each Other Alone!! It didn't work.


The dollar is king as long as the U.S. is around. Mexico can dream but we already support half the fucking country through illegal imigration. They just need to shut the fuck up and allow the weed to flow smoothly over the border.


And what would that be? regions have expanded, rebelled, changed etc for as long as humans have existed.

Nothing much will change in regards to our current situation. Right now products and services are outsourced all over the world by virtually all developed and developing countries. Exchanging money requires currency conversion which is no problem at all.

A few or eventually one form of currency only streamlines the form of trade we currently have and prevents companies and individuals from losing their asses on fluctuating exchange rates, which translates to a more stable economy in general by way of a trickle down effect. Trade goes on as usual, production progresses uninterrupted, you buy the same shit, you may just use a different looking piece of currency.