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Mexico Safer than Headlines Indicate (article)

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Mexico Safer than Headlines Indicate (article)

Just the other day, 3 people at work asked me why I was still going to Cozumel this month after hearing about the heads found outside a primary school in Acapulco. Jeesh.

I am bringing this article to work today.

…sfgate.com/2011-08-21/travel/29903768_1_mex…

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1. Re: Mexico Safer than Headlines Indicate (article)

Thanks, interesting article. Really, I dont see many headlines that indicate Mexico itself is a dangerous place. But since many dont know how the large the country is, they assume violence in Acapulco means Cozumel is dangerous. Like saying violence in Washington means Seattle is dangerous.

Many very safe places. As the article mentions, one of the safest states is the nearby Yucatan state- it has the areas largest city, Merida, which is a very safe big city.

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2. Re: Mexico Safer than Headlines Indicate (article)

Nice article Jana. I always shake my head when I hear someone question my decision to travel to Cozumel due to safety concerns. Before my last trip the CEO of the company I work for asked if I was taking a gun. Not needed. Far better chance of witnessing a violent crime in Columbus OH than Cozumel.

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3. Re: Mexico Safer than Headlines Indicate (article)

"Far better chance of witnessing a violent crime in Columbus OH than Cozumel."

You can say that again, and that's just among the Buckeyes football players...

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4. Re: Mexico Safer than Headlines Indicate (article)

Love the article. I have a Mexican friend here in Colorado who has only been in the country 5 years. She told me that she was scared about me going to Cozumel last May.

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5. Re: Mexico Safer than Headlines Indicate (article)

The "head"lines in the states DO tend to tell people that the whole country of Mexico, "head" to toe, is a war zone. No indication to municipalities is explained.

I guess my co-workers just wanted to give me a "heads up" on potential danger for my upcoming trip. I assured them that I am way a"head" of them on precautionary measures to keep myself safe. As I "head" into this next trip, I am more concerned with having as much DEET as I can carry on and pack in the over"head" compartments on the plane.

(I am not poking fun at anyone, I understand there ARE serious safety concerns in places in Mexico, as there are in the states, et al)

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6. Re: Mexico Safer than Headlines Indicate (article)

I was not really disagreeing with you , Wineott. And I know any headlines dont make it clear but I do think many fail to realize the size of the country. I had friends ask me if I wasnt worried because of the casino fire in Monterrey. Agree, the media could be clearer---but then it wouldnt make for such sensational headlines.

And in Cozumel, you should worry about defending yourself against the mosquitios rather than the Zeta cartel. Both are well armed and dangerous. Maybe Deet would work on the Zetas also.

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