Reporting From Mexico
Why do fellow Americans still risk coming to Mexico when they know the country is in a war much worse than Iraq? Why is it that Americans still ignore that 13,000 Mexicans have disappeared in the last 5-years and over 40,000 Mexicans have died yet they still insist in rolling the dice and coming here?
DO NOT COME TO MEXICO!
The insecurity in Mexico is for real. The kidnappings in Mexico are for real. For the life of me, I simply do not understand why our people continue coming here to get killed or kidnapped. I am tired of reading in the media how are people are dying here.
This last week alone four Americans died in Mexico while visiting for Christmas. Here are some of the headlines:
U.S. TEEN FOUND DEAD IN MEXICO ON CHRISTMAS EVE WAS HEADING TO SEE GIRLFRIEND
3 U.S. CITIZENS AMONG 7 KILLED IN BUS ATTACKS IN NORTHERN MEXICO
These deaths could have been avoided by not coming to Mexico at all.
You want to see beaches?
Go to Miami.
You want to see mountains?
Go to Colorado.
You want express a different culture?
Go to American Samoa or Puerto Rico, but do not come to Mexico right now.
The day will come when Mexico will be rid of these criminal disease that is running wild in the country and it will be safe for Americans to return, but for now - BACK OFF!
The difference between you as an American tourist coming to Mexico and me as an American living in Mexico is threefold: I speak the language, I know the country real well, and I have been living here for a decade, half of that time during this war.
This isn't South Central L.A. or the rough streets of New York City - this is Mexico.