Is Mexico Safe?

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Arte, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. airdale7

    airdale7 Been here awhile

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    I guess my multi-tool is out of the question since it has a blade. Anyone have know?
  2. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    You are overthinking this way too much.
    There are people that carry machetes here that are close to a yard long. Nobody gives a damn.

    It's Mexico and the equation is: Worry less, ride more!:deal:freaky
  3. airdale7

    airdale7 Been here awhile

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  4. McFoil

    McFoil Filthy Pig

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    Hey Airdale, Fellow Okie here. Myself and two or three buddies have been riding in Mexico the past 4 winters. Mostly along the Pacific Coast, but last year down the belly to Oaxaca. These yahoos on here from Tejas don't understand Okie speak, :kat so if you got some specific questions, send me a pm and ill pass on what I knowledge I know.i hope you have read most of this thread. Best info out there about how to ride in Mexico.
  5. gasandasphalt

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  6. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Very sad to lose another person to the drug war. The only to stop this is with legalization of MJ and decriminalization of the rest. Education and treatment are more effective and cheaper. There is no Mexican drug war, it USA's drug war, southern front.

    Will legalization make the cartels disappear? No, they will continue in a diminished way, stealing cars, Pemex oil, counterfit cash, movies and music as well as designer goods. But they won't have the vast amounts of cash to buy military style weapons, hire hitmen, corrupt border agents, cops, judges and politicians on both sides of the border like they do now. Doing the same thing for over 30 years with no result is madness. Legalization would be no worse.
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    BRAVO!!

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  8. terrapinneck

    terrapinneck Been here awhile

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  9. Pedro Navaja

    Pedro Navaja Long timer

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    Topics like legalization belong in the JoMomma section. Sorry to hear about the loss of life.
  10. Pedro Navaja

    Pedro Navaja Long timer

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    That video has already been posted in this thread.
  11. terrapinneck

    terrapinneck Been here awhile

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    Yep, I figured, but I felt like posting it. I've been listening to Tito and Tarantula for the past week. Love them, or at least their music.
  12. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    You object?

    Really?!
  13. Jick Magger

    Jick Magger Exile on Main Street

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  14. Bato

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    <iframe width="1280" height="720" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/BvDdtEVAo-U" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>​
  15. rockymountainoyster

    rockymountainoyster Been here awhile

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    Lighten up Pedro. Having read most to all of the posts on this thread you have no cause to get your nickers in a knot over anything. Jeesh!
  16. rockymountainoyster

    rockymountainoyster Been here awhile

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    Video incredible Bato....muy muchas gracias por eso....son mas? Adonde?
  17. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    Excelente video Bato. Me encanta Mexico.
  18. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    As was riding el tigre la plata from my home in our little hotel in Banamichi, Sonora to Ures to make sure our guests found the road they were looking for, I started thinking about the question posed by this thread - "Is Mexico Safe?" As part of this thought process involved in considering the question "Is Mexico Safe?" I though about what causes this question to be raised in the first place, what is the raison d'etre for this thread. The answer is cartel violence. The obvious follow on question in the context of "Is Mexico Safe" as posed by this thread is how can cartel violence be reduced. For me the answer, again in the context of this thread, "Is Mexico Safe?" is to legalize and or de-criminalize drugs and thus deprive the cartels of the revenue needed to support the violence that cause the question to be raised in the first place. So as I rode my Triumph from Banamichi to Ures and back, and further pondered the question "is Mexico Safe?" I decided that yes, in the main Mexico is much more safe than not and the violence while horrific, is limited to relatively discrete and definable areas and mainly between willing participants (cartel soldiers, rival cartels and government forces) but can easily be made safer. Just saying.
  19. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    +1.

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  20. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    I understand your thinking and appreciate your civil and thoughtful reply. I do agree with Mike on this one as the purpose of the thread is not to enter into extended debates of controversial social issues like legalization but rather to discuss and share info on more practical aspects of safe travel in Mexico.

    Hope to make it out your way some time.

    -JD