Friday, March 06, 2009

Looking for a great place to vacation? How 'bout Mexico?

Mexico is a great place to vacation according to Democrat Xavier Becerra (CA).

Sure, if you like the idea of traveling with armed guards at all times.

Every day now we're being treated to tales of violence on our border with Mexico. Kidnappings, killings and mayhem. It does seem to be mostly on the border, but to me it kind of makes sense for them to move onto some "rich" kids enjoying spring break in Cancun. Maybe not. Maybe I'm just hyper about safety. Have to say that I wouldn't be letting my teeny-boppers bop down to Mexico, any part of Mexico.

I know it's a big country and I know there are good people mixed in with the drug cartel types. However, Mexico doesn't seem to have a very good handle on security and I don't think it's worth the risk, no matter how slight. There are plenty of places to vacation where the beaches are safer.

Democratic Leader Says Mexico Still a Good Vacation Destination, Despite Rising Death Toll
( – Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) said that despite the drug cartel-provoked violence that has resulted in the death of at least 7,000 people since January 2008, Mexico is still a good place to visit. “If you think about it, Mexico still has an infrastructure and a society that allows for day-to-day life,” Becerra told when asked if the U.S. State Department should warn Americans against traveling there because of the violence. “There is heightened security, but many people have family there, as I do, and places they love to visit.”

Tourists weigh Mexico drug violence
Mexico's rampant drug violence has put the issue of safety front and center for would-be vacationers, and put the country's publicity-sensitive tourism promoters on the defensive... The University of Arizona has warned students to take extra care if traveling to Mexico during spring break because of "a marked increase in violence recently."...

Violence in Mexico prompts travel alert
Escalating violence in Mexico led the university [Texas Christian University] to issue a travel alert advising spring breakers of the potential dangers in traveling to the country, a university official said....
Mexican President Says He Won't Rest Until Mexico is Free of Violence
Mexico President Vows to Crush Drug Violence by 2012
Border businesspeople armoring selves against Mexico violence

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