Originally posted by LadySkadi
It may "appear" to be safer should you be a paying tourist in a tourist zone. A lot of time, effort, money goes into making sure those
industries/areas are supported. Even so, not sure I'd want to be on the west side of the country right now... Caribbean side seems better idea.
[edit on 15-4-2010 by LadySkadi]
I'm living in Mexico right now, where? well nothing less than Michoacan, the state where the headquarters of the "Michoacan family" are located,
and i haven't seen, ever, anything like that, things happen here, people get killed, how many people get killed every day in L.A? how many do you see
on the news? this is just about the media talking about it, or not talking about it, i'm here, i'm not looking at the tv or newspaper and wondering,
I'm seeing the real thing, a couple days ago someone was killed by a swat-like commando, guess why, that dude was doing tattoos, but also was selling
drugs, he got 'cleaned up', as they say, actually, the real issue here is, those who sell drugs and do illegal stuff, get 'recycled', those who do
their daily work and don't mess with illegal stuff, nobody bother's them, yes, there are those who do sell drugs, under permission or working for
the 'family', but this results in less dealers than what could be if nobody were controlling, this is a bad solution, i know, but things are
actually better than before here, everybody knows that if you live a clean life, nobody will mess with you, and the laws are very clear, no women, no
child, don't do anything dumb like selling drugs, become a hitman or do anything illegal, and you can go as you like in like, i know for real this is
the daily life here.
There's the 'mara salvatrucha', they don't mess with Michoacan, why? because here they are not allowed to enter, this state is clean, everything
is controlled here, and i don't go into that scene, but i do know because of several friends who are inside, things are never, EVER, like the media
will tell you, here, in the US, in Europe, or anywhere you can go, only after seeing things by yourself, will you be able to get a real perspective of
Wish i could say more, but no need, everyone can look for themselves or get their mind made up from whatever they read or hear, i am not the one to
come and tell you what to think.
Whatever, but you are being mislead about what really is going on here, Juarez is a battle zone, because that's the entry point where the drugs go
into the US, everywhere else, nothing goes wrong, except for the daily stuff, as in every other city, including the US.
Another day, another life.. who said that?