Friday, April 9, 2010

Moving to Mexico: Spanish Will Keep You Safe

In Anne Nicolai's great article, Crimes and misdemeanors: Staying safe in San Miguel
Is SMA still safe, or falling prey to drug dealers and thugs?, she makes the point about learning Spanish that I have been writing about for years:

Knowledge is power: Spanish-speaking residents are safer

Across the board, every official interviewed for this article agreed that one of the best ways for foreigners to provide for our personal safety is to learn the language of the country that we’re living in. They point out that Spanish speakers have an easier time getting to know their neighbors and the local police. Knowing the language also helps when calling for help or reporting a crime.

In fact, the author’s calls to the various emergency telephone numbers prove this point: on two different days, at two different times of day,...there were no English-speaking operators.

For my efforts I got blasted by the locals. I wonder how she fared? Anyway, check out this Spanish course:

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