Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Guadalajara's consular district continues to deteriorate...

An alert for the Great Guadalajara Metro Area:

Tue Jun 29, 2010
5:15 pm

posted today on

United States Consulate General Guadalajara

Date: June 29, 2010

American citizens should be aware of the fact that the security environment within Guadalajara's consular district continues to deteriorate. Mexican officials recently commented on the security situation in Guadalajara saying that police are unable to effectively combat organized crime and drug cartel violence could affect innocent civilians.

Drug cartel violence continues to be on the rise within the greater Guadalajara Metropolitan area. On June 24th there was a confrontation between police and cartel fighters on the road between Guadalajara and the nearby tourist destination of Mazamitla. Multiple gun battles between rival drug cartels and police involving automatic assault rifles, armored vehicles, and grenades have been reported closer and closer to Guadalajara to include the recent heavy weapons fights in Tepic, Nayarit where the Governor recently ordered the early closure of public schools due to the cartel violence.


The Gringa who wrote this made the comment as to how many (if not the majority) of Gringos have their heads in the sand regarding what is happening in Mexico.

In a recent incident in which an American couple's kid was held without food for being an American and in revenge for what is happening in Arizona, the Michoacan Yahoo forum moderator took off the report claiming it was political and incendiary. This makes me wonder what Real Estate business this forum's moderator is trying to protect from bad publicity. This is often the case in these censuring attempts. Just what thinking person could not connect the dots here.

The kid was told by the Mexican police that he was being held for revenge in light of what has been happening in Arizona. As if the kid of a missionary couple from America is responsible for the Arizon fiasco. The political situation in America is and will affect Americans in Mexico and yet this Gringolandian, in typical Gringo style with gringo thinking, calls the story political and inflammatory and not contributing to a forum dedicated to "living in Mexico." The kid was singled out for detention, ripped out of his bus ride to another city, and held with out food--denying his human right--and was told his treatment was because of the Arizona situation.

I will have a blog on this story in a few days.

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