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Old 09-23-2011, 06:42 PM   #4546
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Going South has it correct. +1

Acapulco is not a lot of fun these days. 10 hotels have closed their doors, and Carlos and Charlies was on a big slide and likely wasn't going to see it through. That really says it all.

The lesson here is to avoid the urban areas. Stick to the rural areas where life is pretty much like it was years ago.
The major urban centers are where you are likely to find the body dumps etc... like what happened here on Tuesday. Sometimes these things are just outside the urban areas but usually not in the rural areas on the libre and secondary roads. Having said this, there is more risk for residents than travelers simply based on how much travel you do inside the city on a daily basis. The chances of you having problems are far less than me for example because I have to transit the city every day at all hours.

Don't hesitate to visit Mexico, just avoid the urban centers where there have been problems and stick to the fun rural areas.
Thanks!Heard on FOX about the teachers staying at home through threats!Think i'll be having a back road tour all
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:00 PM   #4547
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As of today the Peso has lost about 20% against the Dollar over the last six months.
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:03 AM   #4548
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Peso has lost 20% to the dollar! That means BMW will now be changing their prices 50%.
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:20 PM   #4549
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Peso has lost 20% to the dollar! That means BMW will now be changing their prices 50%.

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Old 09-25-2011, 12:24 PM   #4550
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again, i am in Tijuana and welcome any fellow gringos to visit and I will be happy to meetup! It is safe, food is incredible and your dollar goes further than in a long time...
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Old 09-25-2011, 03:27 PM   #4551
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And they (my friends) are wondering, is this an American Media scare tactic to keep gringo $$$ in America??? to send it to fort Lauderdale, Hawaii, to Arizona to keep the cash in the USA... to help out the new administration???... as you have stated "they have already substantially injured the tourism industry"

I have often wondered if there isn't some sort of media campaign for just that reason - to help out the US tourist business. However, I have to say that if there is anything organized I have never seen the memo. In other words, no smoking gun.

At the risk of making a political comment that is out of place here I do think that there is a policy at certain Murdock-owned media institutions to discourage tourism to Mexico and you hear many of the followers of those shows parroting those lines. That, and the feeling in some circles that the USA is a glowing wonder on the planet that cannot be equaled or bettered in any other way by any other nation and to imply that another nation has any other positive qualities is to be unpatriotic.
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:01 PM   #4552
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The only American media tactic is: Their Own Interests.

When the subject is The Media remember the catch phrase "Drama Sells"....a la the very famous "If it bleeds, it leads"

American media doesn't care for the US tourist business anymore than it cares for your retirement plan. They're out for their own rice bowl just like any other and every other blood sucking corporate leach you can name.

There....I feel better
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:08 PM   #4553
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Surprised this hasn't got more traction here
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:13 PM   #4554
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Durango, Mexico, and Durango, Colorado, are not pronounced the same.

Durango, Colorado is like "DuR-RANG-go"

Durango, Mexico is more like "Du-RON-go" (this is the best I can do here)

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I'll explain the later
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:18 PM   #4555
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Shows you what I know, SR called and said "Durango" (Mexico) is pronounced more like "Poughkeepsie"
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:58 PM   #4556
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Surprised this hasn't got more traction here
I'm curious about what he may have been driving.
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:59 PM   #4557
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I'm curious about what he may have been driving.
This is the only clue so far (that I can find)

Curious that there hasn't been any further update after "reaching Reynosa"
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Old 09-25-2011, 07:37 PM   #4558
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Durango, Mexico, and Durango, Colorado, are not pronounced the same.

Durango, Colorado is like "DuR-RANG-go"

Durango, Mexico is more like "Du-RON-go" (this is the best I can do here)

You're welcome

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I though we (gringos) were supposed to say it with a gringo accent.

How do you say "Nicaragua"? (nee-cow-RRRAH-gwah)
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Old 09-25-2011, 07:39 PM   #4559
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The only American media tactic is: Their Own Interests.

When the subject is The Media remember the catch phrase "Drama Sells"....a la the very famous "If it bleeds, it leads"

American media doesn't care for the US tourist business anymore than it cares for your retirement plan. They're out for their own rice bowl just like any other and every other blood sucking corporate leach you can name.

There....I feel better
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Old 09-25-2011, 07:53 PM   #4560
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I have often wondered if there isn't some sort of media campaign for just that reason - to help out the US tourist business. However, I have to say that if there is anything organized I have never seen the memo. In other words, no smoking gun.

At the risk of making a political comment that is out of place here I do think that there is a policy at certain Murdock-owned media institutions to discourage tourism to Mexico and you hear many of the followers of those shows parroting those lines. That, and the feeling in some circles that the USA is a glowing wonder on the planet that cannot be equaled or bettered in any other way by any other nation and to imply that another nation has any other positive qualities is to be unpatriotic.

I think Fox is by far the most fair and balanced new available. But, I am not talking about the Talk Show formats, that is not news. I do agree that Mexico gets more than its fair share of news coverage and I believe it is politically motivated, but not for the same reason as you. Have you noticed how little coverage is now given to our troops being killed since the White House changed? It is my opinion that the left wing media used troop killing to bash Bush and the war effort, now that Obama is President, troops deaths are given a glossing over and they move on. I think Mexico has been used to fill this void. But of course, the Drug Cartels and the police/politician corruption in Mexico is providing much material. But again, notice how much media is now given when one of our guys gets killed. Before, they almost continued re-reporting one death till the next one happened. There is one other factor and it is not the fault of the media. As Tricepilot already stated, we like to hear about blood and gore!

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