Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. JT

    JT Been here awhile

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  2. McFoil

    McFoil Filthy Pig

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    Damn
  3. rockymountainoyster

    rockymountainoyster Been here awhile

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    Definitely not safe!
  4. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Safe?
    You want safe?
    Stay off the main street in Alvarado LOL!
    They caught this guy out for a stroll along the malecon.
    Personally, I think he is just a leftover from the political campaigns.
    Apareció un monstro en Alvarado!

    04 Octubre, 2012 06:24:00
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    Por ANTONIO MARIN
    Reportero de NOTIVER


    Un cocodrilo de gran tamaño, de aproximadamente tres metros de largo y 200 kg., de peso, fue capturado en pleno malecón del puerto de Alvarado, Ver., junto a la laguna del mismo nombre, informo a NOTIVER, el licenciado Oscar Shamir Leal.

    El ejemplar fue capturado anoche vivo por Antonio Ruiz y Teodoro Valerio, expertos en el manejo de esta especie, mientras merodeada por el Malecón de Alvarado, Ver.

    El animal se encuentra en perfectas condiciones.

    Explico, que nunca antes se había visto un reptil de estas características, lo que es común en la demarcación son los lagartos, que son ejemplares más pequeños.

    Agrego, que el animal estaba caminando en el malecón y genero expectación entre la población, por lo que se dio aviso a la SEMARNAT y al Municipio, pero no han respondido a la solicitud ciudadana.
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    Por lo que para evitar una ataque, los pescadores lo capturaron y lo mantienen resguardado en el domicilio de la familia del señor Antonio Ruiz Sánchez, ubicado en la Calle Héroes de Chapultepec, número uno, en la colonia 21 de Abril, de Alvarado, Ver.

    Los lugareños explican, el animal no es de la zona, presumen que pudo haber sido arrastrado por el aumento del caudal del Rio Blanco, que desemboca a la laguna y que salió en busca de comida.

    El reptil se distinguen por su usual gran tamaño, y según los pobladores parece manso, por lo que infieren que por esta acostumbrado al cautiverio.

    En contraste, su experiencia les indica que son peligrosos por su agresividad.

    El problema es que el animal come varios kilos de carne, necesita tener la boca abierta para energizarse con el calor del sol y estarlo bañando para que se hidrate, pero tiene la boca amarrada por seguridad de la familia así como las patas porque tiene garras grandes.

    Presenta visiblemente una lastimada en el hocico, al parecer cuando la gente lo maltrato en su avistamiento en el malecón, por lo que la familia ya le puso toque azul y le han aflojado un poco las ataduras para que el animal no se entuma ni este en depresión, sin embargo urge que Semarnat valla a buscarlo
  5. Pedro Navaja

    Pedro Navaja Long timer

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    Been here from the beginning compadre. Just call me Major Hochstetter :evil
    Nope. As one of the veterans of riding and writing on this thread, the safety of our rides depends very little on cartel activity, but more on individual decision-making regarding the ride itself, and individual behavior standards regarding how we interact with the people. Road hazard discussions, maintenance availability, crossing procedures, etc., and general information regarding safety is where this thread has come in handy for the novice. The thread is a great Myth Buster for the perceptions that Gringos are getting about Mexico and Mexicans, and even Latin America. While cartel activity does raise the risk profile somewhat, the issue of the legalization itself doesn’t belong here. However, I would be more than happy to discuss this down in the su madre section. So if y'all really want to discuss the issue, let's go to the basement. It would actually be nice to have a thread down there on this topic that's only for us Mexico riders. If you don't really want to discuss the issue, then just continue with pithy replies here until the moderator steps in.
    Thanks amigo. Now I’ll get back to my normal non-pendejo self :D

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  6. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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  7. Kiko

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  8. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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  9. terrapinneck

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    Thought I'd post a ferry we found near Xilitla, have any of you been to Axtla ? One of the most peaceful places on Earth I think.
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  10. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    When he's not using those for propulsion, she's using those to keep him in line
  12. miguelito

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  14. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Spent the day riding and sipping ice tea on the Riverwalk with our famous brother

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    Cool. We will look for you.
  16. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Statement of FBI Special Agent in Charge James L. Turgal, Jr. regarding the status of the investigation into the October 2, 2012 shooting of two U.S. Border Patrol agents near Naco, AZ

    While it is important to emphasize that the FBI&#8217;s investigation is actively continuing, there are strong preliminary indications that the death of United States Border Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie and the injury to a second agent was the result of an accidental shooting incident involving only the agents. The FBI is utilizing all necessary investigative, forensic, and analytical resources in the course of this investigation. We thank the United States Customs and Border Protection, United States Border Patrol, and the Cochise County Sheriff&#8217;s Office, for the challenging work they do every day and for their ongoing cooperation in this difficult matter. At the appropriate time further information will be provided, but while the investigation continues it would be inappropriate to comment any further at this time.

    The FBI extends our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Nicholas Ivie and to our partners in the United States Border Patrol.
  18. airdale7

    airdale7 Been here awhile

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    Ok, someone tell me if I HAVE TO HAVE insurance to cross the border. Are they going to ask for insurance verification? Is one company better than another? It seems Sanborns doesnt want to insure against theft.
  19. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    site:advrider.com mexico insurance

    Copy the above and paste into the Google search box.

    Read any of the various and frequent threads on Mexico insurance. Your question has been asked ad nauseam and there exists for you a few clicks away all you would ever want/need to know about riding Mexico and buying or not buying insurance and the various nuances to the subject.
  20. DirtRider....

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    Southern California
    Friendly fire....