Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    I like that chica con bandelera in red in the middle of the photo. She could whip my ass all she wanted to.
  2. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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  3. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    The dresses are color coded, by the way.

    A red one means they have choked a man to death using their thighs.
  4. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    But he died happy.:rofl:jose
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    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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  6. acejones

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    Maybe or maybe not
  7. Turkeycreek

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    These are photos of the murals we had done at the hotel for the centennial of the revolution. By local Muralist Rosa Verdugo. The first is Las Adelitas, inspired by images from several other paintings. The second is a copy of a famous mural by David Alfaro Siqueiros that is in Mexico City. I have never seen the original. He was a Stalinist and attempted to kill Leon Trotsky. (as an avowed Trotskyite, this makes me a bit uncomfortable but it is a great mural) They are a bit larger than 6 ft square and painted on folding metal doors.


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    Tierra y Libertad!
  8. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    I never get tired of looking at the magnificent exhibits of Mexican muralists in D.F. I believe the above Siquieros piece is in Bellas Artes along with scores of Rivera and Orozco. Definitely worth fighting a little traffic to see.
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    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    And for Trice, Siquieros was a contemporary of Rivera, who was married to Salma Hyek who was having an affair with Trotsky when Siquieros tried to assassinate Leon. The universe works in mysterious ways

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  12. eakins

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    tis crazy how a company from the land of tortillas is the largest bakery in the world ie loafs of bread. with that we where able to find the purple colored Orowheat wheat bread loafs in Mexico which are made with honey and not high fructose corn syrup. besides some locally produced bread, this is THE only whole wheat bread you'll find in Mexico that does not use high fructose corn syrup.

    for those who buy quality food in the US from the supermarket and then try and shop in Mexico you know I mean. in the US you'd have 2-3 quality (non HFC & non-gmo) choices at a regular supermarket and 10+ in a health food store...in Mexico you're lucky to get 1.
  13. eakins

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    not gonna make a lick of difference. keep it to yourself.

    not surprising at all. i talk up my experience about mexico all the time and most look at my like i'm crazy to go there. the sad part is most in the US have shallow brains who watch Fox news and believe everything they are told.

    at this point I tell my Mexico stories to people just to get a reaction as I don't give a damn what the TV say nor what others think. TV is for complete losers anyway, but these people don't know it. the Euros and Candadians get it and they are the ones you'll most meet in Mexico.
  14. eakins

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    thanks again Arte for starting this great thread!

  15. rockymountainoyster

    rockymountainoyster Been here awhile

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    Eakins,
    Sounds like a good argument for buy fresh, buy local. I guess in a place where a lot of people just want something to eat there are not a lot of questions about pesticides or genetic modification. During the winter we do get a fair amount of "organic" produce from Mexico... one wonders how carefully that is all monitored.
  16. tricepilot

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    eakins, you are dead on. I had 2 guys set to ride Baja on one of our tours. He called me to cancel and basically said his wife's best friend's sister-in-law's hairdresser's niece was robbed while in Mexico so his wife didn't want him to go. I asked him who he thought had better info on the situation in Mexico, me as a full time resident or this person who nay or may not exist. He mumbled something and said he had to cancel. I may have embellished the hairdresser's niece part but not by much.

    put this little piece together to work through my frustrations

    http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/6882843/afraid
  18. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    That guy on the right, in the photo with Salma, you sure that's Siquieros?
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    Trice, he looks like a Stalinist to me but I can't be sure.
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