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Old 11-03-2010   #166 (permalink)
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This is thread about Mexico in general and the comment I made is based on situation in the entire country of Mexico.

The situation is tense and you can't argue with facts. Do I wish it was different - absolutely!


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i do not share that concern
so don't ask any local if that is the answer you are looking for
none of the mexicans i hang with share that concern
playa is not a dangerous place to live

it was far more dangerous when i lived in philly, chicago, new york and even in new mexico and arkansas
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Old 11-03-2010   #167 (permalink)
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This is thread about Mexico in general and the comment I made is based on situation in the entire country of Mexico.

The situation is tense and you can't argue with facts. Do I wish it was different - absolutely!


i guess i got confused
i thought this was a playa del carmen forum
sorry
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i guess i got confused
i thought this was a playa del carmen forum
sorry
The title of the thread is Mexico
They are discussing USA politics on another thread.
Some are talking about going back to school on another thread.
No need to apologize.
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The title of the thread is Mexico
They are discussing USA politics on another thread.
Some are talking about going back to school on another thread.
No need to apologize.

you're trying to confuse me again, aren't you??
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you're trying to confuse me again, aren't you??
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Old 11-03-2010   #172 (permalink)
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From that article:
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Canada’s Foreign Affairs Department recommends travelers exercise a “high degree” of caution in Mexico, but the current advisory notes that major tourist areas such as the Yucatan Peninsula and Pacific resort areas have notbeen affected by the extreme levels of violence witnessed in the northern border region.


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The family was giving misinformation about this story - they were on Canada AM and they said he had 500,000 pesos on his person (around $40,000 CAD) when he disappeared. When the news person asked why he would have this much cash the family member replied "we don't have that information" I wouldn't even be walking around HERE in Canada with more than $100 cash on my person. Perhaps in Mexico with a lack of debit interac payment system I can understand carrying a bit more cash.

Now the reports have reported the money was around $500 to $5000 CAD. Seems to be a lot of misinformation, there are a lot of holes in the stories swirling around. It just makes me suspicious that all the information about the dealings this man may have had were not all above the law.

Apparently he has a past criminal record a mile long too, including drug offenses.

Of course that, along with carrying a large amount of cash, does not excuse the fact he was killed and stuffed in a car which was then set on fire. But it's safe to say he was not a random target.

Plus this happened where, in Guerrero or Sinaloa or Nayarit, states that are hotbed states, too. It's like the Wild West in those states these days, actually has been for ages, if not forever.



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Canada’s Foreign Affairs Department recommends travelers exercise a “high degree” of caution in Mexico, but the current advisory notes that major tourist areas such as the Yucatan Peninsula and Pacific resort areas have notbeen affected by the extreme levels of violence witnessed in the northern border region.



yes.

I would not worry about travelling to the Yucatan, although I would use common sense wariness and precautions like I use everywhere.
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And for those who have been following this thread, they found the bodies of those 18 tourists (nationals) in a mass grave who disappeared near Acapulco.

Mass grave found near Mexican resort - World news - Americas - Focus on Mexico - msnbc.com
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And for those who have been following this thread, they found the bodies of those 18 tourists (nationals) in a mass grave who disappeared near Acapulco.

Mass grave found near Mexican resort - World news - Americas - Focus on Mexico - msnbc.com
Wow. From your link:

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Guerrero state investigators say they corroborated that the men worked as mechanics and had no criminal records. Investigators also say they could find no evidence linking the men to any gang and have speculated the group may have been targeted by mistake.

Hundreds of the men's relatives and friends have twice marched in Morelia to demand federal authorities investigate the case. On Sunday, about 1,000 people marched to urge authorities to keep searching for their loved ones.

"To the people who have them, we ask them to have mercy on them, on us," Katy Rodriguez, a niece of seven of the missing men, said in a message sent to the captors through the media.

The kidnapping was one of the biggest blows yet to Acapulco, which has seen an increase in drug-gang shootouts, beheadings and kidnappings. Even Acapulco Mayor Jose Luis Avila Sanchez recently urged residents to stay indoors after nightfall, an extraordinary pronouncement in a city where the economy is built on nightclubs, bars and restaurants.
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Wow. From your link:

Wow, indeed.

Guerrero is almost totally lawless in some areas....it's concerning.

It is where Don saw the cop car torched last fall.

Zihua is in Guerrero though, and we would still go there....but I would not go to Acapulco these days. If you go to the TA forum on Acapulco, even some of the loyal regulars are not travelling there this winter.

Good wake up call for anyone who still has their head in the sand and believe either 'it is just the border cities', or that 'tourist areas are unaffected'.

But Playa and the Yucatan is quite safe!!
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I didn't know where to share this...

Seven killed in Mexico resort blast – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs

Westjet Vacations just posted about this on facebook. I'm not saying that this indicates Mexico isn't safe. I believe the resort is Grand Riviera Princess and the explosion was a boiler. Sounds like it was a horrible accident
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Just to shed a little humorous truth on the situation
YouTube - Safety of Mexico
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Just to shed a little humorous truth on the situation
YouTube - Safety of Mexico
That was soooo funnny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:jo ker:
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