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Old 03-02-2009, 09:51 PM
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Default Heading to Mexico... Should I be worried?

Hey guys first post here

I'm leaving for Cancun on Saturday morning for some spring break fun. I hear Mexico is having some trouble with all the drugs, but i feel that the govt there would not let it get too bad in the tourist areas considering it is a huge source of income.

any input would be wonderful
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Yes, you should be worried. Be smart. Know where you are going.
Be with a group. Nothing good happens after 2:00 am.
Have NOTHING to do with drugs or guns- really- NOTHING.
The tension is growing with the drug wars. Economy sucks worldwide.
Prices for resorts are down about 30% from last year.
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Nothing to worry about. They are all in California now.
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They're killing police and the military down there; why would you even think of going - ???
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Spring breakers have had trouble in Mexico for YEARS, girls raped, kids robbed and beat up etc.
It's probably going to be WORSE this year because of the economy and the drug wars. I read somewhere that there's a LOT of kidnapping going on...
This may NOT be the best time to be visiting Mexico...
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I would not do it now!
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My friend just got back yesterday and said there were no worries. Be smart and don't leave the resort you are staying at AND DON'T GO DOWNTOWN (old downtown) after 10pm.
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I do alot of work in Mexico, it's not the place it use to be. Every day on the front page of the papers there is murder pic's and they show pic's of people beheaded Drug agents murdered...this is a every day event down there. I still have to work down there but I dont like it. If I were going to spring break I would want to go somewhere where I didnt have the pucker factor after dark.
be safe
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Just saw on news that students are being warned NOT to go to Mexico for spring break because of safety concerns.
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Originally Posted by bobb View Post
Just saw on news that students are being warned NOT to go to Mexico for spring break because of safety concerns.

Yeah, they have been reporting that all week, having schools advise students to stay away from Mexico on spring break, not safe. Tourists, especially Americans, have always been targets, but I guess the danger is increasing. The whole drug war is creating a new and dangerous dynamic.

That said, there are 2 Mexicos, mainland Mexico, speaks illegal criminal alien speak, trades in pesos, can't drink the water, and it can be dangerous. And then there is Baja California Mexico. Baja Cali is mostly English speaking, trades in US dollars, the water is safe to drink, and Cabo is safe, party central!!!

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You are young. Will what you read here affect if you go or not? I doubt it; youth is wasted on the young!
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Originally Posted by Eyeball View Post
Yeah, they have been reporting that all week, having schools advise students to stay away from Mexico on spring break, not safe. Tourists, especially Americans, have always been targets, but I guess the danger is increasing. The whole drug war is creating a new and dangerous dynamic.

That said, there are 2 Mexicos, mainland Mexico, speaks illegal criminal alien speak, trades in pesos, can't drink the water, and it can be dangerous. And then there is Baja California Mexico. Baja Cali is mostly English speaking, trades in US dollars, the water is safe to drink, and Cabo is safe, party central!!!

I've been to the Mayan Rivera a couple of times, last year being the latest and LOVE the place. Never felt unsafe at all. That being said, these new reports are a little scary. I don't think I'd let my kids go down there on spring break....
If your going to be drunk and out till the wee hours, Mexico is NOT the place to be outside a resort, especially for a young female college student.....

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I would agree that the Baha is very different, but to go anywhere in Mexico right now is not the best idea.
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Key West is fun, plus you can rent a moped and chase chickens.
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Originally Posted by JRS@OBX View Post
Key West is fun, plus you can rent a moped and chase chickens.



Just heard on the news the border patrol is gearing up in expectation of a run on the Mexico/US border by members of the violent Mexican drug cartel. No idea what a "run" on the boarder is.

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Went to Cancun about 5 years ago and stayed at one of the upscale places there. I was part of a large corporate group of which about 50% got sick from the tainted food/water. I lucked out but my wife spent the week following vaca. at home....sick. Never, ever again for me.
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Why spend your dollars in a country that is screwing us right into the dirt? Vote with your money and visit a US location.
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Just got back from Isla Mujeres on Feb 16th. No problems, had a great time. Only got stopped by the cops once for having more then 4 people on the golf cart. Officer was very nice.
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As reported earlier by CNSNews.com, the State Department continues to place Mexico under the Travel Alert section of its Web site rather than listing it under the Travel Warning section, the latter a list with countries deemed to have “long-term, protracted conditions that make a country dangerous or unstable.”

http://www.cnsnews.com/public/conten...x?RsrcID=44587
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Heres a great source of info for traveling to any country in the world. The State Dept has a Travel Warning for Mexico http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_p...a/pa_3028.html in effect from Oct 08- Aug 09. Also here is the general state dept Mexico page http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_p...s/cis_970.html

As others have said, be alert of your surroundings.

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