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Old 01-17-2013, 07:58 AM   #12271
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, with my luck, I would find the bad guys. It's just not worth the risk.
Costa Rica?...Maybe, but gringo's disappear there as well.

Let me take you to Miami or New Orleans, Amigo. Good, safe places where tourists never get into trouble.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:59 AM   #12272
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Holy crap David now that's an interesting bit of info right there!!
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:21 AM   #12273
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I skimmed all of that, but I could have used a recipe for a good mole just as well
I cannot comment on many of those areas but the idea that the Gulf Cartel is losing influence would surprise the hell out of most of the folks in this part of the border area.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:43 AM   #12274
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Great story David.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:40 AM   #12275
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Yeah,
Too many places get discovered and then "progress" or in the case of Mexico, the government pretty much creates them, much like Cancun. "We will build it, and then you will come", and then we will build it some more". At that point we start looking for some other place to go; at least some of us do.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:05 PM   #12276
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I saw ZERO military checkpoints this week. All the way to the Pacific coast and back.

I did encounter a couple of Army guys asking questions at the Colombia Bridge in N. Laredo, but that was it for the entire trip.

I saw several Federal Police checkpoints but wasn't stopped at any of them.

I was passed, going 85-90, by several Federales hauling the mail.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:46 PM   #12277
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I received the Strafor Report this am as well and felt it was a bit skewed. They are in the biz of selling info and the juicier the info, the more sales. The free stuff they send me is sometimes interesting but like a lot of things that are free, it is worth every peso.

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Old 01-17-2013, 03:07 PM   #12278
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I saw ZERO military checkpoints this week. All the way to the Pacific coast and back.

I did encounter a couple of Army guys asking questions at the Colombia Bridge in N. Laredo, but that was it for the entire trip.

I saw several Federal Police checkpoints but wasn't stopped at any of them.

I was passed, going 85-90, by several Federales hauling the mail.
Must be the reason I haven't seen any.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:25 PM   #12279
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I received the Strafor Report this am as well and felt it was a bit skewed. They are in the biz of selling info and the juicier the info, the more sales. The free stuff they send me is sometimes interesting but like a lot of things that are free, it is worth every peso.

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+1, although I enjoyed reading it. Stratfor is in the business of selling security to corporations and wealthy individuals around the world, ergo their business success is enhanced by overplaying the need for security in Mexico and around the world. Variation #456 on "following the money".
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:27 PM   #12280
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Must be the reason I haven't seen any.
Naw! It was all that good clean living!
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:45 PM   #12281
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Yeah,
Too many places get discovered and then "progress" or in the case of Mexico, the government pretty much creates them, much like Cancun. "We will build it, and then you will come", and then we will build it some more". At that point we start looking for some other place to go; at least some of us do.
The government doesn't build them, politicians build them. Pat\y for infrastructure with state and federal money, then their family business gets investors and builds condos. Then they get more money and build an airport. Puerta Peñasco?
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:50 PM   #12282
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The government doesn't build them, politicians build them. Pat\y for infrastructure with state and federal money, then their family business gets investors and builds condos. Then they get more money and build an airport. Puerta Peñasco?
The net result is the same.
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:16 PM   #12283
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Nuevo Vallarta is one of the most disgusting places I have been in Mexico. Costa Careyes on the other hand was very tastefully done. It was/is expensive. Some Italians were involved with that development. In 1984 I could have bought a nice piece of property there. I assessed the risk and decided not to. Not gonna play the woulda, coulda, shoulda game... like I shoulda dated Cheryl Jean Stopplemoor when I had the chance in 1972 and she went and married David Ladd! Very cute girl from Lawrence, KS. All American. When I went to Costa Careyes in 2010 I had a look at some of the houses, beautiful bougainvilla draped affairs on a nearly pristine cove (loggerhead turtle rookery) with a bankrupt Club Med resort. The place looked great. Not sure how Cheryl looks these days! Diamonds on the soles of her shoes?
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:37 PM   #12284
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I don't think the temps got above 14'C the other day.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:26 PM   #12285
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I don't think the temps got above 14'C the other day.
And where might that be ?
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