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Old 05-31-2011, 08:00 AM   #3481
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Well, I guess you are right, but I think it only applies when you use that idea on "el sancho"! ;) I think you vatos better start showing us your kneecaps. LOL! We'll find out who's been naughty or nice. LOL! Forget the feet, it's the kneecaps that tell the story.
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Old 06-02-2011, 06:00 AM   #3482
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He literally FILLED the ENTIRE stadium

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Los Jaliscienses no comen carne guisada. Comemos birrira, goat stew. Los gringo culo prietos comen carne guisada. jajaja

Por favor mijo, post your SPOT link so we can follow you in Mexico,
He sang your song wish you had been there

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Old 06-02-2011, 06:05 AM   #3483
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In occasion of our almost 200 yrs Mexican independency anniversary; The tourism is being supported more than ever (promotion and security), and no one likes to mess with tourists, we all know they are huge money source to ramp up the poor economy situation.

check some of Tamaulipas sites on this promotinal video, which is just at 3 to 4 hours from the TX border.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJvMJ...eature=related

you can check my last trip to see more pictures of the Zacaton area shown on the video.

Now, you wanna some Mexico's unsafe places? well go outside at 2 am, walk by the "tolerance" areas and you might be at first row seat of non safe events.

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Old 06-03-2011, 04:21 PM   #3484
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Talked to my dad today. His company, as many companies in Mexico are doing, hired a security analyst to brief them on different situations and what to do. Kind what SR told me about when we went riding. Actually was pretty comforting. Explained the kidnapping process and what to watch for and how to react. It all was pretty comforting in knowing the reality of things. They put a contingency plan in place just in case anything happens. Now I have a checklist to follow just in case I get the call.

In other news, he lost his debit card. Guess who volunteered to deliver it to him
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:17 PM   #3485
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Share the info!
I live here and I am always willing to learn something new and practical, and most of all effective, regarding personal security.
How about the checklist and a detailed post? Please and thank you in advance.
You'll be making the world a better and safer place!
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:18 PM   #3486
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Share the info!
I live here and I am always willing to learn something new and practical, and most of all effective, regarding personal security.
How about the checklist and a detailed post? Please and thank you in advance.
You'll be making the world a better and safer place!
He didnt go over the details with me, but I will say that anybody that is at risk for a kidnapping needs to be observed for some time. So those of us travelers are not really at risk. Kind of what I have thought. The real dangers you have are at checkpoints.

As far as the checklist, it was similar to the one I had in the Loss Prevention office at the Sears i worked at concerning bomb threats. Keep calm, and get all the info possible. Also make sure to arrange a follow up call later to continue communication to meet demands. Also has a place to fill out any info about the caller himself. Pretty standard generic looking document really.
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Old 06-04-2011, 05:25 AM   #3487
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at the Sears i worked at concerning bomb threats.
Man, those K-Mart shoppers are a vindictive bunch!
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Old 06-04-2011, 05:28 AM   #3488
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Please explain why checkpoints pose such a risk?
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Old 06-04-2011, 06:40 AM   #3489
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Why bring up and talk about a checklist when you don't have one ?
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:00 AM   #3490
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In Nayarit for example, some narco/thugs set up roadblocks in early morning hours to hijack trucks or SUV's. They have been known to dress in army or police uniforms and have vehicles that are painted to match federales or army. They usually set up for about 30/45 minutes and then leave with the trucks. They typically leave the drivers on the side of the road and take their cell phones with them. I would assume if you come into a roadblock at 5 AM with a bunch of guys loitering around and you don't see a hummer with a 50 cal gun mounted, you could have stumbled into one of these. Those are the incidents that I have read about in the local area, usually 4-6AM.
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:00 AM   #3491
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I think he was referring to the TSA
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:01 AM   #3492
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Please explain why checkpoints pose such a risk?
Because you have to empty your panniers and duffle bag if you find a young soldier who is bored and requests a search "just because" at a road block

It's not dangerous, it's just a pain in the ass.
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Old 06-04-2011, 08:21 AM   #3493
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In Nayarit for example, some narco/thugs set up roadblocks in early morning hours to hijack trucks or SUV's. They have been known to dress in army or police uniforms and have vehicles that are painted to match federales or army. They usually set up for about 30/45 minutes and then leave with the trucks. They typically leave the drivers on the side of the road and take their cell phones with them. I would assume if you come into a roadblock at 5 AM with a bunch of guys loitering around and you don't see a hummer with a 50 cal gun mounted, you could have stumbled into one of these. Those are the incidents that I have read about in the local area, usually 4-6AM.
Good job explaining it Kiko. BTW, it happens in a lot of places other than Nayarit. Nuevo Leon was littered with these, although I think they have been cleaned up.
Lets not forget about this famous and fairly recent incident of a narco roadblock: http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2011/0...-targeted.html

Also according to this article the the legit can be dangerous for many other reasons: http://www.borderlandbeat.com/2011/0...ions-from.html

Read about the ROE for the soldiers at the checkpoints. Not a good thing, although I am sure that a motorcyclist wont meet the description for a suspicious vehicle. Every time I travel with the bike in Mexico it seems to be very dirty.
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Old 06-04-2011, 08:22 AM   #3494
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Why bring up and talk about a checklist when you don't have one ?
Not sure what you mean, I have it hanging on the fridge...
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Old 06-04-2011, 08:37 AM   #3495
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But they also said that Mexico is hands down the kidnapping capitol of the world and the security business is booming here, Doh!
Didnt know it was that bad.
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