Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Travel Warning

A couple of weeks ago the US State Department supersized its already industrial-strength travel warning for Mexico to cover pretty much every square inch of Mexican territory, Tex-Mex cuisine, and the 84th Annual Academy Awards, owing to the presence of Demian Bichir among the nominees for Best Actor.
Crime and violence are serious problems throughout the country and can occur anywhere.  U.S. citizens have fallen victim to TCO activity, including homicide, gun battles, kidnapping, carjacking and highway robbery...

Gun battles between rival TCOs or with Mexican authorities have taken place in towns and cities in many parts of Mexico, especially in the border region.  Gun battles have occurred in broad daylight on streets and in other public venues, such as restaurants and clubs...

The rising number of kidnappings and disappearances throughout Mexico is of particular concern. Both local and expatriate communities have been victimized.  In addition, local police have been implicated in some of these incidents....Carjacking and highway robbery are serious problems in many parts of the border region and U.S. citizens have been murdered in such incidents.

Yesterday, the head of Querétaro's Commission on Migrant Affairs helped put this all in perspective by noting that, in recent days, a queretano working in Texas, USA, fell off a tractor, which rolled over the man and cut of part of his arm.

Maybe Uncle Sam  should get his own McMansion in order before casting aspersions on his neighbor to the south.

2 comments:

I'm the Mami said...

McMansion. Perfect!

Socio de la Amiga del Lorax said...

Only you, Burro Hall, could make laugh about someone getting their arm cut off. Ouch.