Sunday, August 15, 2010

Here's What I Mean...

As I have said over and over again, when we first moved to GTO, we often would walk home in the dark from sort of nighttime event like a concert or theater. We do not do this any longer. It is not safe as this article from Periodico A.M. demonstrates: click here.


Crimes and misdemeanors: Staying safe in San Miguel
Is SMA still safe, or falling prey to drug dealers and thugs?

By Anne Nicolai
August 11, 2009

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.

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