Re: Deadly mexicoSame in Brazil. D-I-Laws father was held up at gun point while at the traffic lights. They actually turn them off at night so mororist don't have to stop.
Re: Deadly mexicoI find it extremely interesting that former Spanish colonies, as compared to former British colonies, are almost always corrupt and crawling with drug kings. The former British colonies that I have been in are law abiding and civilized places.
Re: Deadly mexicoI've lived in Northern California but never went anywhere near Mexico. So I have no personal experience of it. Most of the Spanish speaking people I met where I lived in San Francisco were of Mexican heritage and by and large they seemed like OK people to me. I have only met a few Mexicans here in Australia and I have to say they were not the most pleasant of Spanish speaking tourists. They sure are not liked by the Spanish community here. I don't know details though. Are you Mexican BM?
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Re: Deadly mexicoAbout a month ago a family group of American missionaries and their children were slaughtered, and I do mean slaughtered, along the side of the road. Yes, even the infants were slaughtered. They were traveling in a convoy of 3 vehicles. This week-end I read that the local chief of police was arrested for their murders. that my friends is the real Mexico, which unfortunately gets little press.
Re: Deadly mexicoI've been down there plenty and have driven or was a passenger in our cars. We've always played it safe, making sure we carried Mexcian insurance in addition to our own, and have never driven at night. I have to agree that the best rule of practice is to stay near the more touristy areas and to drive with extra vigilance, watching mirrors and leaving enough space around you at traffic lights so you aren't vulnerable. Going on tours is generally safer than venturing off on your own.