Monday, November 22, 2010

Notes from the Killing Fields

According to the mayor of tiny Huimilpan, Querétaro, at least 12 of the town's citizens have returned home from the United States in body bags over the past 13 months, with two others missing and presumed dead. Huimilpan has a population of about 32,000. If there's a similar-sized town in the US that has lost a dozen people in Mexico this year, the press is doing a great job of covering it up.  It would be just devastating to the country's struggling tourism industry.

Needless to say, this hasn't deterred us from visiting the US. Many parts of it are actually quite safe.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mexico's government should warn their people to NOT travel or immigrate to the U.S. Instead here is the stupidty of their travel warnings.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/22/AR2010112203051.html

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's government is telling migrants driving home for the holidays from the United States that they should form convoys for their own safety while traveling through Mexico, and an official said Monday that police will accompany convoys on the most dangerous stretches of highway.

Burro Hall said...

Exactly! Everyone misses the real threat. It's frustrating.