Thread: Is Mexico Safe?
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:59 AM   #10929
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...and in other news...

Here's a good example of how things are for anyone who is concerned about safety in Mexico.
There have been 4 accidents for mountain climbers on el Pico in the last 4 weeks with 3 fatalities.
So, yes, the argument could be made that Mexico is unsafe for mountain climbers, at least around here.
In the same area, local citizens have taken matters into their own hands and not only put the run on local
criminals, but have decided to get in the face of the useless police force, too. They chased out the criminals
and then held the police hostage.
I would say a well deserved, "orale", is in order.
Furthermore it proves the theory of what is "muy cabron" and what is "muy chingon"
Chasing out the criminals was "muy cabron".
Holding the police responsible and detaining them is "muy chingon".
Why is this important? Because a week ago, the Mystery Rider and I were right there and having fun.
Again, nobody is going to bother with you unless you are bothering them. That's how business is carried out.
We were bothering no one, and no one was bothering us. (Though the goats were eying us suspiciously).
Mexico is, at least for the moment, unsafe for mountain climbers, corrupt cops, and criminals.
I never did trust that Jon Krakauer fellow.
Pobladores retienen a policías!

01 Noviembre, 2012 04:01:00

Maltrata, Ver.- Cansados de la inseguridad y los abusos, habitantes de de ´El Súchil´, Municipio de Maltrata, Ver., ubicada en el parte limítrofe del Estado de Veracruz y Puebla, se organizaron y enfrentaron a un grupo de hombres armados que se había dedicado a robar, asaltar y cometer secuestros, cobro de piso y extorciones en contra de miembros de la comunidad serrana.

Quienes, lograron someterlos, quitarles la camioneta en la que viajaban, a la cual prendieron fuego y los malhechores escaparon hacia la montaña.

Horas después cuando llegaron detectives de la Agencia Veracruzana de Investigaciones (AVI), de la PGJ y elementos de la Policía Municipal, fueron retenidos por la población enardecida.

Desde esta madrugada Fuerzas Federales de la Secretaria de la Defensa Nacional y negociadores del Gobierno mantienen un dialogo con los representantes vecinales, para liberar a los policías, los cuales fueron confundidos, porque vestían igual que los otros y tenían vehículos parecidos.
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