Are You Thinking about vacationing in Mexico?

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    Are You Thinking about vacationing in Mexico?

    Below is a story about mass graves they found after being led to them by suspects.There are reports pretty much daily of gun fights and people getting killed,but every now and then they find just how gruesome the drug gangs get,and Mexico doesn't believe in the death penalty.I really think people that are capable of this should be put down like a rabid dog


    Death toll rises to 72 in Mexico mass graves | mexico, rises, death - Valley Morning Star
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    The closest vacation to Mexico I will EVER go on is when I go down to the local Mexican restaurant and order heuvos con chorizo
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    Recently got back from vacation in Puerto Vallarta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by varob View Post
    Recently got back from vacation in Puerto Vallarta.

    No problems
    Yep, we did two weeks on the Mayan Riviera this January, no issues.

    Don't think I'd set foot in the first hundred miles of northern Mexico though. That's where most of the problems seem to be.
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    I'll be in Puerto Vallarta in a month...I go to Mexico 2 - 3 times a year without any problems.

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    The ONLY way I'd go to Mexhico, is if they( the powers that be) would allow visitors to bring an assault rifle, to wage war with 150,000 -200,000 other "visitors" against the drug cartels, and their ilk.

    If everyone who vacationed in Mexico, would STOP going there, and pick another location/country, where violence and civil unrest is not so prevalent who did not hold the USA in contempt. With the exception of the traditional vacation spots there, Mexico is a mess.
    Maybe if they didn't get tourist dollars from the US they would begin to clean up the mess, instead of relying on the drug cartels ,and the money they give in the form of graft and welfare to local areas in trade for their support and cooperation.

    Why is it Americans can travel to a country so messed up that the majority of illegal aliens we get come from there, yet we are banned from Cuba?

    Not saying I want to go to Cuba anytime soon, but what in the H.E. Doublre Hockey sticks have they done to us lately?




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    Quote Originally Posted by oneshot View Post
    Why is it Americans can travel to a country so messed up that the majority of illegal aliens we get come from there, yet we are banned from Cuba? ;
    FYI, it is the US State Department that bans you from going to Cuba, not the Cuban Government. I, as a Canadian, have been there many times, as have many of your countrymen to the chagrin of your Government.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyBunny View Post
    FYI, it is the US State Department that bans you from going to Cuba, not the Cuban Government. I, as a Canadian, have been there many times, as have many of your countrymen to the chagrin of your Government.


    Yes^^^^^^^^^^^Gunny^^^^^^^^^

    I full well understand that.

    My point is, why , MY government is still on such good terms with such a vile disgusting country such as Mexico. the majority of the people are fine, but the corrupt government, and the drug infestation, and all that goes with it is appaling.
    We should be banned from going there, and spending our money, enriching a few areas, while the rest of the place goes to ELL in a Hand basket.
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    Those fru-fru vacation spots are definitely well crime controlled. Mexico does not want to loose the international tourist income. No different that Jamaica. Don't leave the resorts.

    Two ways I'll ever cross the border. Someone has a gun pointed at me, or I am assisting in pushing back an invasion.
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    Wow. Mexico-bashing on DC. Keep it classy, guys.

    I'll be in Puerto Vallarta in a month...I go to Mexico 2 - 3 times a year without any problems.
    Of course. Most of the country is perfectly fine and if you want to go, you'll have a great time. Let's turn it around, let's say you're a citizen of Mexico planning a trip to the US. Fancy a stay in downtown Newark? There's parts of my town here called "The Big Bangum," where you'd be wise to bring a police escort. St Louis, Chicago, LA - all have districts where you'd really want to bring two extra mags and a BUG.

    We don't have the intense drug gang problems that have turned some Mexican border cities into war zones, no. No mass graves, slaughtered police departments, nothing that bad, but it's not like we can pretend that it's all Disneyland up here. Or that we're not responsible for what's going on down there, either. We ought to legalize drugs and put the dealers out of business. Every economic analysis I've read says that the revenue we'd accrue from taxation and the money we'd save from not incarcerating people would be a net gain on the order of billions of dollars we're currently wasting.
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    The ironic thing is that Mexico has the strictest gun control laws in the American continent.
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    Jewelry is legal to make and possess, but that doesn't stop people from robbing and killing for it. The notion that if drugs were made legal today and only cost a user $100 a day instead of $250, that suddenly drug abusers will get jobs and stop robbing, stealing and killing is preposterous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad Rogers View Post
    Jewelry is legal to make and possess, but that doesn't stop people from robbing and killing for it. The notion that if drugs were made legal today and only cost a user $100 a day instead of $250, that suddenly drug abusers will get jobs and stop robbing, stealing and killing is preposterous.


    And^^^^^^^^ you know they will take^^^^^^^^^^^^

    All the money in the tax base the recieve from it, and throw it at rehab, and meth clinics anyway, instead of letting them rot somewhere.
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    I am sure most of Mexico is safe, but the violence is spreading and has now reached Acapulco and I think it's only a matter of time before the other popular tourist destinations are hit to. The Mexican government is also blaming the violence on America and want the US to impose stricter gun control on law abiding citizens! I think I will spend my money somewhere else...

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    Mexico has the strictest gun control laws on the NA continent, and also does not have the death penalty. To my way of thinking, that helps explain why the drug cartels are so emboldened. "Being a drug cartel member" should be made into one of the most hazardous jobs on the planet, one in which your life expectancy is measure in months if not weeks.
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