Is Mexico Safe?

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

  1. rockymountainoyster

    rockymountainoyster Been here awhile

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    Further to my last: The guy I spoke with at Banjercito spoke English well. You may have better luck dealing with someone on the phone who is at headquarters, not at a border outpost. Any amount of time spent on the phone in the comfort of your home is better than any time spent at a border crossing with your bikes outside hearing sorry senor this is not possible. Write a script for your discussion with Banjercito, it will help you focus and be more efficient on the call. In simple declarative sentences explain your situation and what you are trying to accomplish. Couch it in terms of can you please help me solve this problem. It is very much in the character of the friendly Mexican people to want to help. Banjercito is not the IRS. I suspect that you will finish the call with an answer and a plan.

    David
  2. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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  3. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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  4. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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  5. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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  6. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    "BEGIN TEXT.
    The U.S. Consulate General in Guadalajara recommends American Citizens defer non-essential travel to areas of the state of Colima that border the state of Michoacan, including the city of Tecoman. You should also exercise caution when travelling to other parts of the state, including the towns of Colima city and Manzanillo. The security situation along the Michoacan border continues to be the most unstable with shootouts occurring between rival criminal groups and with Mexican authorities. Homicides throughout the state have risen sharply in 2012.

    The Consulate recommends you review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security and follow instructions of local authorities."

    Got this warning from the State Department via Kiko

    So this spot, is exactly where we rode today, to check it out!
  7. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    The spot I reference above in the State Dept. warning is the intersection of the states of Jalisco, Colima, and Michoacán.

    T Piloto assessment, first hand: tranquilo
  8. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    Heading to PV mañana

    Looking back in the thread for the new micro brew joint there.....

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  9. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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  10. terrapinneck

    terrapinneck Been here awhile

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    Reminds me of the road to Xolmon. not quite but very close. thanks for sharing
  11. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Bato/Andy, give me a call when you get in today.
    So you did the adjustment of the shift lever?
    Nice video! We'll get you to teach the Mystery Rider and Craneguy how to use their cameras! ha,ha!
  12. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    This is the road to Ixhuatlan form Huatusco

    Yes! Mike we starting to get ready here in a few and head that way...Haven't than the adjusments yea i need to learn how to operate the camera while riding :norton
  13. Bato

    Bato Been here awhile

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    being trying to catch up we you guys, for days... but you going too fast :rofl

    Saludos:clap
  14. dcstrom

    dcstrom Long timer

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    Hey Mike - heading your way today as well - near Tuxtapec now after coming from Oaxaca on 175 yesterday. Riding down into the clouds on the Tuxtapec side was cool. You around over the weekend?

    Trevor
  15. MikeMike

    MikeMike Long timer

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    Trevor, I'll be around as usual.
    It looks like Andy is heading north tomorrow, not sure if Bato is going to hang around or head north.
    I have a planned cooked up for tomorrow morning, we can ride with Andy part way north up as far as Vega de Alatorre on the coast highway and then head inland to Colipa, up to El Nueve, and then take the excellent Misantla-Naolinco highway in the clouds from there to Naolinco. Good food in Naolinco. Return can be done via the Actopan river valley. Going to be warm tomorrow, likely in the very high 80's and low 90's by around 2pm in the river valley.
    Schizz and Donnie have done the Naolinco run, they had no complaints ha,ha!
    Check your PM, Trevor.
  16. Powershouse

    Powershouse Flower Sniffer

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    From the BBC:





    Mexican pack of stray dogs 'kills four' in park

    [​IMG] Authorities say there are about 120,000 stray dogs in Mexico City
    Authorities in Mexico are investigating the deaths of four people reportedly killed by a pack of dogs in a park.
    The bodies of the victims, including a mother and her baby, were covered in what appeared to be bite marks, and police found their belongings nearby.
    At least 25 dogs living in Cerro de la Estrella, a hilly woodland in eastern Mexico City, have been rounded up by investigators.
    The number of stray dogs in the Mexican capital is estimated at about 120,000.
    Experts said the bite marks suggest that at least 10 dogs were involved in the attack.
    The detained dogs will undergo tests to verify the presence of human tissues in their mouths and intestines, authorities said.
    The deaths are believed to have happened between 29 December and 5 January.
  17. Turkeycreek

    Turkeycreek Gringo Viejo

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    Pack behavior in dogs is not limited to strays or feral dogs. Household pets form packs and attack deer and cattle as well. Mexico is not big on pushing spay and neuter of pets and pets among poor folk are not well cared for. In ranching country where I live in Sonora, dogs that arrive uninvited at the ranches seem to disappear. They are treated the same as their coyote cousins. Losing a calf or 2 to canines can be devastating to a small operation.
  18. going south

    going south hero & Zero...

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    I just spent the last six days in PV, Bucerias, Punta Mita, & Sayulita...if I new you fellas were headed that way I could of easily drug my feet a few more days, that whole area is a Hoot...:freaky
  19. SkizzMan

    SkizzMan There, that's it

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    I should be easy to catch since I'm stalled out here in Melaque enjoying the good life with my cousin and her friends. Bar-hopping the night away after an afternoon swimming the abandoned beach resort of Tenacatita. Interesting story behind that place.
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    Was like snorkeling in an aquarium.
  20. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    I thought the road into the beach at Tenacatita was blocked and guarded?