More Mexican Drug Cartel Murders in the News... Anyone Worried?

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  1. jiminyC_fan

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    I deserved that. I failed to read Mexican Riviera. I have to admit that on that side of Mexico I am a bit more hesitant to venture on my own.
     
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    We were in Puerto Vallerta for a week in Nov. took the public bus down to the Malicon almost every night. Never felt the least bit unsafe or uncomforteble. Wonderful people.
     
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  4. pezgirlroy

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    I was in Puerto Vallarta in May of this past year and there were no issues whatsoever. It is a wonderful town and the people were very friendly. We never felt unsafe and we were not part of a large tour group or anything.
     
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  5. MakiraMarlena

    MakiraMarlena It's a big black fish to you

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    This stuff goes on all the time - if DCL feels it's unsafe for passengers, they'll cancel the port call. There's also always the option of staying aboard ship if worried - it's a great time to enjoy the ship when everybody else has gone ashore.
     
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  6. ChicosWife

    ChicosWife The Caribbean DCL Life For Us!

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    Good points!
     
  7. nenis

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    agreed! lol
     
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  8. MUN

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    I had a giant tree limb fall on our garage right b/4 our Norwegian Fjords cruise in June. I had people ask me if I was concerned about violence in Europe. My answer was I was more afraid of trees. Enjoy your cruise; you probably won't be decapitated by a drug cartel during your cruise
     
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  9. bumbershoot

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    I’m not sure bbel lives in America or Mexico though.
     
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    I don't live in America...
    Or Mexico...
    Or even that side of the Atlantic...
     
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  11. cruiser21

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    People don't care what goes what goes on in Mexico.
     
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  12. Summer2018

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    I sure do. Many of my students over the years have been from Mexico. When they have returned from trips visiting family in Mexico, the parents have shared very scary accounts of traveling in Mexico. There are places they have to drive through that are very dangerous. Kidnapping is a huge problem in addition to the executions. After everything I’ve heard during my career from locals, I would never travel to Mexico. But that’s my choice. Others can do as they please.
     
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    I can understand your concerns.I was speaking more to international news.
    USA leader of the free world....Mexico 2nd world country.
    The last news story I heard coming out of Mexico was a couple of weeks ago. It was about the bodies hanging from an overpass near Cabo. I'm sure bodies hanging from a freeway over pass in NYC or any US city would get huge international TV coverage.
     
  14. disneymagicgirl

    disneymagicgirl Been there, Done that, Going back!

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    It is probably irrational, but I won't go to Mexico for a land vacation. When we were there for our cruise this past year I didn't even get off the ship...partly because it was our 3rd cruise in a row to the western, but also because I just don't trust their government or the police to treat me well in the unlikely event that something were to go wrong. I realized that we could probably go to a beautiful all-inclusive somewhere down there and nothing go wrong, but it is a chance I just am not willing to take. I don't fault others for doing it though. Just a personal decision.
     
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  15. MUN

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    LOL!!!!!
     
  16. cruiser21

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    If that's so hilarious. Who is then?
     
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    JW9DVC Former WDTC Guy

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    Do you have crime near home in your city or state? I'm sure we all do. No one should be worried at home, just as no one should be worried on vacation.

    Now just don't go down the back roadways. Stay within the public eye. Always carry some cash in a separate pocket. Be smart just like you would at home.

    JW
     
  18. ChicosWife

    ChicosWife The Caribbean DCL Life For Us!

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    Probably isn't as great of odds as I would like... :scared:

    - Of course there is crime around my city, but last I checked, no one had been be-headed or strung up above a freeway. :sad2:
     
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    Google, AIG, Goldman Sachs...
     
  20. mousefan73

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    One advice is stay sober... Seriously.. bad things happen to good people doing stupid things in shaddy foreign countries.. Friend of mine couldn't pay his tab in Thailand at some shaddy bar... Russian run "Mafia" bouncers got their "cash" Friend didnt have a iphone anymore.
     
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  21. cruiser21

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    I think you know very well what I meant. No need to take a dis cruise thread into a different realm.
     
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