Saturday, February 6, 2010

Guanajuato, Mexico -- Denying Crime

Dedicated to the Gringolandian Naysayers:

Tourism In Mexico Down Following American's Execution
Reported by:
Monday, Jan 11, 2010 @10:01am

(El Monte, CA) -- American tourists and businessmen who once ignored State Department advisories about travel to Mexico are suddenly changing their travel plans.

The change comes following the execution on New Year's day of an El Monte, California, educator.

Bobby Salcedo was an assistant principal at El Monte High School, near Los Angeles.

He was gunned down with five other men while visiting family in the state of Durango

....Read Entire Article


PLAYAS DE ROSARITO, Mexico, Jan. 7, 2008

Mexico Crime Wave Has Tourists On Edge

Recent Violence On Mexico's Baja California Peninsula Is Driving Visitors Away

(AP) Assaults on American tourists have brought hard times to hotels and restaurants that dot Mexican beaches just south of the border from San Diego....Read Article


Mexican Police

Don't ask lawyer Eddie Greenspan his opinion of the Mexican federales or you'll get a long lecture about their alleged corruption. While there are many honest lawmen, the pay scale for those wearing a badge in Mexico isn't high - ranging somewhere between $350-$450 (Cdn.) a month.

As a consequence, many police officers are thought to be amenable to bribes by criminals to make their offences disappear.

Drug dealers have been known to have some cops on their payrolls, as a means of protection and keeping them free from legal hassles.

In some cases, tourists are also asked to kick into an illegal kitty in order to secure their own release on charges that range from real to manufactured.

Corruption in the judiciary is thought to be widespread, so if you run into a problem in Mexico, chances are the Canadian Embassy won't be able to do much to help you.

A 2002 U.N. study reported widespread corruption in the judicial system, especially in local or state courts.

Most frequent crimes against tourists

  • Armed robberies
  • Robberies at ATMs
  • Hotel robberies
  • Pickpockets
  • Taxi gouging and robberies by drivers
  • Assaults
  • Abductions

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