A Safety Update on Lake Chapala

July 7, 2012

“From the Director


In general things are humming along quite nicely;
membership is stable, finances are good, LCS is achieving
its mission with renewed energy and clarity. I'm proud of
the hard working volunteers that dedicate themselves to
our work and mission.

Security articles continue to appear in the media. Ajijic
is surely on the map, and continued media releases have
failed to focus on the calm after the storm. To be sure,
LCS is working with authorities across Jalisco to keep
abreast of the facts and concerns. We are certain that
the horrendous events that occurred in May, have not
continued and law enforcement is doing everything in its
ability to keep the "bad guys" out of our area. We have
attended S.W.A.T. demonstrations in other municipalities
where special training is available. We have excellent
relationships with Chapala's Presedencia and continue to
support the efforts of CSI. LCS is committed to assisting
with security initiatives in any way feasible. We all want a
safe and pleasant community.

Those of you reading this from north of the border,
please understand that we had some very stressful days
in May, and the more recent articles appearing in the
international press should be taken as follow-up articles.
Facts are released at a different pace here, so old news
finds rebirth each time the facts become clearer. Violence
is by no means the "new" status quo Lakeside.

Always be vigilant in your behavior. Life may have
returned to normal (whatever normal is!), yet each
individual's commitment to community safety is required
for all of us to continue enjoying the wonderful climate
and cultures surrounding Lake Chapala.”

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