U.S. State Dept. Catches Up with Reality

December 5, 2012

Hi Everyone, Well, it's about time.

The US State Department as of late November now says that it’s safe to “travel in Jalisco between Guadalajara including the portions that cross in to the southern portions of the state of Nayarit.” This includes all of the Lake Chapala Area !

The advisory also stated “millions of U.S. Citizens safely visit Mexico each year for study, tourism, and business, including more than 150,000 who cross the border every day.”

The State Department reported that 113 U.S. Citizens were murdered in Mexico in 2011 and another 32 were murdered in the first six months of 2012. Some of these would be U.S. Citizens involved in the drug trade of course.

So, let’s do a bit of math shall we? If we multiply 150,000 U.S. Citizens crossing into Mexico each day by 365 days a year we get 54,750,000 U.S. Citizens in Mexico for some part of each year. Out of almost 55 Million visitors and who knows how many full time U.S. residents who live in Mexico only 113 of us were murdered in 2011 and 2012 looks like it may even be fewer.
One life lost is one too many, but I think your odds of survival are likely higher here than in the USA.
What do you think? Siempre tu amigo, Sid Grosvenor
  • Mexmitch

    Hello Sid   
    I agree with you 100 %

  • http://www.facebook.com/SidGrosvenor Sid Grosvenor

    Hi Mitch, I think if people will just look at the stats they will agree. Unfortunately too many people react with emotion encouraged by the main stream media  Thanks, Tu amigo, Sid

  • Feschultz

    This is good information, and adds some realistic perspective to the sensationalized stories. Thanks for posting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/SidGrosvenor Sid Grosvenor

     HI Fred, Thanks for your input. It’s always welcome. Tu amigo, Sid

  • Msaffery7

    Sid,  I agree with you.  I feel safer in Mexico and the Chapala area in particular than I did in the US.  

  • Charlie

    Thank you for the information.  My friends think I’m loco but I can’t wait to come back for another visit and retire there in a few years.

  • Goudawine

    THANK YOU Sid!
    I forwarded this on to others so we can  inform all the the “naysayers” . of Mexico. Keep that info coming.
     Feliz Navidad !

  • Jgargyiconsulting

    If you are a demanding American and flaunt wealth, stick your nose where it doesn’t belong, you will have a target on your back eventually no matter where you live. Good post Sid!

  • http://www.facebook.com/SidGrosvenor Sid Grosvenor

     This reply is also to Goudawine, Charlie, and  Msaffery.

    Thanks to each of you for taking the time to add your thoughts. Looks like we all agree.

    Glad a struck a chord with you. Each of us represents many more who would agree.

    Thanks again. Look forward to helping each of you when I can be of service. Thanks one and all. Tu amigo, Sid

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