Thread: Is Mexico Safe?
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:12 AM   #11950
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Well, LarrytheDRguy, you got swarmed by the hive purty good here, and you deserved at least some of it. The rest was just gratuitous hive fun mostly at your expense. They're not bad men. They're not weenies either. They're motorcyclists who ride south of the US border which informs their posts here with something missing from the US news coverage of Mexico and US State Department bulletins. I think the take-away for you should be the Lonely Planet blog Craneguy posted:

According to FBI crime statistics, 4.8 Americans per 100,000 were murdered in the US in 2010. The US State Department reports that 120 Americans of the 5.7 million who visited Mexico last year were murdered, which is a rate of 2.1 of 100,000 visitors. Regardless of whether they were or werenít connected to drug trafficking, which is often not clear, itís less than half the US national rate.

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Other than that, you might want to weigh in on subjects you actually have experience with like "riding the hell" out of states that have an mean elevation of 30 meters. That's something I'm sure people would be interested in.
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