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#1 ashey063009

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    Posted 27 February 2009 - 02:45 PM

    Okay, so there have been several threads emerging regarding the recent "travel alert" issued to US citizens. Some of the Mexico DW brides seem to either have their own concerns, or have guest with concerns.

    So here is the link, from the U.S. Department of State, set up as the travel advisory system used by many countries when travelling abroad.

    MIG: Mexico Travel Alert

    Please NOTE: Mexico IS NOT on a "travel warning" it is on a "travel alert." The "alert" system is used when there is an incident or weather issue has occured, resulting in any sort of deaths or violence.

    This "alert" is due to increased friction between one of the larger drug cartels and their issues with the police force. What is currently happening -- and btw has been happening for almost a year and a half now-- is that the drug cartels are assasinating the highest forms of authority within the police force. This violence is between the cartels and the "security personnel" involved, and typically erupts near border crossings (where they will be stopped and checked for drugs) and in larger cities-- where elevated officials tend to hold office.

    This "alert" only indicates what many of us have already mentioned. BE CAREFUL. Do not make yourself available to criminal activity! Do not wear super flashy jewelry, do not walk back to your resort in the middle of the night, do not buy or consume illegal narcotics. etc. etc.

    The "alert" is meant to remind people that they must use common sense when travelling into Mexico!

    The issue comming up is that web "bloggers" are beginning to post "DO NOT GO" ratings for Mexico-- the secret: THEY ARE JUST BLOGGERS. They are giving their opinion (an uninformed one at that, if you ask me)

    READ THE TRAVEL ADVISORIES ISSUED BY A GOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITY FIRST! Disregard the travel sites, the blog sites, etc. They tend to blow things out of proporation.

    I promise you it's safe. I've been a GAZILLION times as a tourist, and I lived there for the summer (travelling into the hot spots of Guadalajara and Mexico City-- taking the subway there, chatting with people in the evening, partying at night)

    You just need to be careful. Just as you do in every other country in the world.

    I recommend forwarding this link, or printing out this advisory for your guests that are concerned. And I really hope that this helps.

    #2 kellywinter1

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      Posted 27 February 2009 - 02:58 PM

      Ashey I am in complete agreement with you on the fact that many bloggers, travel sites and the media are exagerating this "ALERT." I am a Mexico DB and I plan to travel with little worries.

      #3 drtracy

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        Posted 27 February 2009 - 03:08 PM

        Great message Ash~ I completely agree 100% with your assessment and your post.

        "The issue comming up is that web "bloggers" are beginning to post "DO NOT GO" ratings for Mexico-- the secret: THEY ARE JUST BLOGGERS. They are giving their opinion (an uninformed one at that, if you ask me)"

        I study media for a living (PhD in Mass Communication) and while there are bloggers that do have more credible posts than others it really boils down to someone's opinion and it is up to us as literate media consumers to find several sources of information. Preferably from reliable sources. :)

        #4 lgarner83

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          Posted 27 February 2009 - 03:15 PM

          Thank you for posting this!

          #5 drtracy

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            Posted 27 February 2009 - 03:29 PM

            Wow! I just re-read my post, I sound so nerdy! :)

            #6 angel1416

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              Posted 27 February 2009 - 10:24 PM

              I second this info! I've been to Mexico many times in the past few years and am currently planning a vacation for June this year and a wedding for summer next year. Keep your wits about you and there's not much to worry about!
              Amanda & Michael
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              #7 angel1416

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                Posted 27 February 2009 - 10:24 PM

                I second this info! I've been to Mexico many times in the past few years and am currently planning a vacation for June this year and a wedding for summer next year. Keep your wits about you and there's not much to worry about!
                Amanda & Michael
                Puerto Penasco, Mexico
                Summer 2010

                #8 JoLo908

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                  Posted 27 February 2009 - 11:33 PM

                  Thank you for posting this... I began to worry when I heard warnings on the radio...

                  #9 soon2bemsleblanc

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                    Posted 27 February 2009 - 11:51 PM

                    Interesting stuff! Thanks for the post!!
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                    #10 Royal_lady10

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                      Posted 28 February 2009 - 03:39 PM

                      Thanks for the post.. I was getting a little concerned about safety.. but planned to just use common sense.

                      Thanks again for the post




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