Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Nothing is straight forward here. There are always at least 2 stories, sometimes more. One is simple and logical, the others twist with intrigue, conspiracy and betrayal. It seems that I'm usually the only one who accepts the simple story. El Chapo has this part of the world locked down. Sole proprietorship. Fine by me. I hope Peña Nieto doesn't make things go sour here.

    The reason I am not hassled is because I tell people I'm a mafia hit man in the witness protection program. Kinda like this guy
    [​IMG]

    But in the final analysis, the old joke still has a lot of truth; Mexico is poised for greatness and always will be.


    (For the record, I am not a mafioso and I'm not in the witness protection program and I only tell gullible gringos that I am.)
  2. mark883

    mark883 and the mysterians

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  3. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    ^^^When you get tired of propping up Michigan, get on your bike and we'll redux the 2011 trip with some interesting variations.
  4. Pedro Navaja

    Pedro Navaja Long timer

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  5. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    There's no doubt that there are plenty of "haves" down here. Most don't shout about it.

    This is a new building going up behind my brother in law's place in Xalapa. Apartments? No, a single family home. This guy ain't afraid of showing his bank balance. It'll probably be guarded like Fort Knox.

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  6. bisbonian

    bisbonian Long timer

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    Jeez, now I find this out?

    I'm totally crushed.
  7. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Hey, I ain't sayin' nothing, I'm just sayin'
  8. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    +1

    Another ride with Mark would be excellent
  9. rockymountainoyster

    rockymountainoyster Been here awhile

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  10. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    I had not really ever paid attention to the lyrics of that song until these postings.

    Once in awhile I think we come across familiar songs from the past and then come to realize what the real message is.

    Interesting stuff.
  11. MikeMike

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    Steve, that mansion in Xalapa. Let's see. A moat on one side and a huge wall on the other side. Bet I know who's building that!
  12. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Economic development
  13. AK Smitty

    AK Smitty Self life coach

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    So I have asked this question about PV and got some great input back.

    I have the time and can make fights work in and out of Zihuatenjo. Is it reasonable to think I could find good safe storage for 3 weeks in Zihuatenjo? I have only driven thru there once and I don't know anything about the town.

    It would be great if it worked!! I'd much rather spend time on each end in Zihuatenjo than PV.

    Thanks for any info you guys have
  14. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    I don't know who, but I bet I can guess the source of the funds! :evil
  15. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Coffee. :deal
  16. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    If it was rainwater I would be friggin millionaire these days!

    Steve, I am going to give La Esperanza another shot tomorrow AM early. Weather says "no rain" which is likely a bit drier than the "trace amounts" we encountered today. LOL!
    Should be interesting.
  17. GSAragazzi

    GSAragazzi Long timer

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    Hey Craneguy,
    I have a Q 4 u. Years ago I did a ride from DF to Acapulco via the (then new) autopista Del Sol. I did stop in Cuernavaca (used it as a base), visited Tepoztlan, Taxco and finally got to Aca. My Q is: I would like to do it again but....is it safe? My plan is to rent a GSA and take my wife with me. I am fluent in Spanish and know the roads very well. My worries are military "reten" and touring around say Tepoztlan's back roads and be ambushed just like the Embassy car was in Tres Marias.
    Any input highly appreciated. I am plying with the idea of doing it this December, taking 2 weeks to explore.
    Thanks
  18. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    I can't anticipate future events, but we ride the area all the time and have never seen anything to worry us. Traffic to Tepozlan is bad at the weekends as it's a hugely popular place now. There are no checkpoints and I have yet to see a cop.

    I actually didn't know about the embassy car in Tres Marías... The only thing you have to worry about there are MC parts and clothing vendors who won't haggle and stunting squids.

    Get in touch when you get here and we'll show you some routes.

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  19. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    I'm up for it!

    Everyone, we need to convince MikeMike that buying waterproofs is a better policy than "drip-dry" :D

    I'm starting a collection: it's called the "damp crotch fund" :D:D
  20. acejones

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    Unless you are involved in the drug business or you are a high placed employee of the Mexican or U.S. Government, you don't have much to worry about other than livestock and pot holes and poorly marked construction sites. Don't worry about having a good time ;because you will.