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Old 04-01-2010   #16 (permalink)
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Well I can agree with that. The media didn't say anyone or any group did it. They simple said he was critical from injuries to his head!
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I can honestly, first hand knowledge, eyewitness reporting, that our trip to Mexico was safe, we brought this guy home with us:

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Old 04-02-2010   #18 (permalink)
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The final line of the article:

"The only thing Zeke's parents know is certain, is their family will never travel to Mexico again."

I completely understand and respect his family's opinion and would probably come to the same conclusion if this happened to one of my kids. But the issue in this case was not at all that the kid was in Mexico, it was that he got bombed and made a very unwise decision to sleep outside.

Stuff like this can happen anywhere, as we all say...

I teach at a very community-oriented small college in central Minnesota. I'd venture to say it is one of the safest spots in all of America. But, just one month ago, a student in one of my classes was walking home from the bar and got mugged and beaten unconscious.

But of course, does the beating of my student make the news? No. But the beating in Mexico does. Why? Hell of a good question. Maybe because the beating happened in Mexico and the media has a fascination with publicizing violence in Mexico.
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I drove down from Dallas Feb 15th and will be heading back on Saturday. We had no issues, the roads were awesome and of the check points that actually stopped us, they just wanted to verify our paperwork. That does not mean we are not observant about our surroundings but I would make this trip again and see more of the beautiful sites of Mexico. Such a wonderfully beautiful historical county.
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Another excellent article...



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Old 04-02-2010   #21 (permalink)
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January Guy you are correct. This kind of crime happens everywhere. But Mexico is given a hard time by the media. I guess its because of the violence on the borders. Here in Texas we are making news again around El Paso.

Today I couldn't any additional information on the college student that was hurt. I really hope he responds to treatment. Then maybe the truth will surface as to what really happened.
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very good article
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Glad to see everyone addressing this topic. Hubby and I leave for PDC next week.... haven't been to Mexico since 2000 so I have been nervous even though common sense says the violence is in the border towns. With that being said, here is my question.... should I be nervous about the trip from the airport to PDC? For some reason I picture two lane country roads with scary drug lords along the way. I know I'm probably wrong.... I just need someone to tell me!! :o)
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Glad to see everyone addressing this topic. Hubby and I leave for PDC next week.... haven't been to Mexico since 2000 so I have been nervous even though common sense says the violence is in the border towns. With that being said, here is my question.... should I be nervous about the trip from the airport to PDC? For some reason I picture two lane country roads with scary drug lords along the way. I know I'm probably wrong.... I just need someone to tell me!! :o)
You will be traveling on a highway (paved) all the way to Playa. I think the scariest thing for me is the traffic ....no drug lords ......We arrive 2 days after you maybe you can join the group for a drink.
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No need to be nervous. Relax and enjoy yourself. Have a great vaca!
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You will be traveling on a highway (paved) all the way to Playa. I think the scariest thing for me is the traffic ....no drug lords ......We arrive 2 days after you maybe you can join the group for a drink.
Sounds like fun! We're staying at RPDC...

Thanks for putting my worries at ease... I pretty much knew I was freaking out for no reason - but it's better to hear it from someone who has been there / done that!

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Thanks, I plan on it!
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Yes, completely paved 4 lane highway...no worries! Have fun! You will love the RPDC if you haven't stayed there before!
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I drove down from Dallas Feb 15th and will be heading back on Saturday. We had no issues, the roads were awesome and of the check points that actually stopped us, they just wanted to verify our paperwork. That does not mean we are not observant about our surroundings but I would make this trip again and see more of the beautiful sites of Mexico. Such a wonderfully beautiful historical county.
We have always wanted to to this!!!! I am just skeptical about driving down to PDC(Not just to Mexico, but almost anywhere nowadays...) as a single Mom with teenage daughters. I know every time I mention it....my family, frineds and boyfriend start freaking out!!!! What would you do in our situation....I thought the drive alone would be awesome!!!! We are in Canton (Martins Mill) Tx.....

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Yes, completely paved 4 lane highway...no worries! Have fun! You will love the RPDC if you haven't stayed there before!
Thanks! This is our first time to PDC. Didn't even really know what RPDC was except that our travel agent (who is a good friend) recommended it. Now that I've been on this board, I know more about RPDC and am glad that's where she recommended for us!
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I live in Boulder, Colorado (actually, I live NEAR Boulder, can't afford to live in the actual city). A pretty safe college town. Several years ago a college kid got the crap kicked out of him, mostly his head so he's brain damaged. Oh and then there was the JonBenet murder. But you know, people still send their kids here to college and they come here on vacation and they film movies here.
Is there somewhere that NO crime exists that these people are planning on going to for vacations?
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