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chris3403

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I arrived in Weslaco, TX which is about 5 miles from Nuevo Progreso Mexico on December 10th. So far I have driven over once and walked over once. Last year I stayed in this same area and went over at least 10 times if not more. Going again Monday or Tuesday. One of the safest places I have ever been.

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navegator wrote:

I wonder if the State Deparment issues a travel advisory for the United States of America, you go to Walmart you get shot, go to church get shot, go to McDonalds get shot, send kids to school they get shot, drive under an over pass and wonder if today you catch a rock droped from the over pass, or maybe the road rage idiot next to you will open fire on you because you looked at him, or maybe you are at a picnic at the park and you catch a bullet from the drive by? Or participate in a drive by shooting sitting in your living room?

In Mexico the narcos shoot other narcos for the territory, in the US inocents are shot for no reason at all, how do you fearmongers explain that?

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Lol the murder rate in Mexico is 5X per 100,000 the murder rate in the US. To say they're all narcos is pretty offensive to Mexicans. About 1/2 of Mexico murders are drug related, making murders of innocent people still 2.5X more than the US. Not to mention other crimes like robbery. There I explained it.

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TomG2 wrote:

Ron3rd wrote:

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That's why we stopped going to Mexico years ago


That's why I don't go to California or Illinois. Dangerous country out there. There was a shooting in my hometown last evening. McAllen, Texas which is about ten miles from the border is one of the safest cities in the United States.


Depends on which part of California we're talking about. California's a big state


It was a joke. Sorry that you didn't get it. Both great states have their safe as well as dangerous areas. Painting an entire country or state with fear is too common today.


No worries, and the state of California is the biggest joke. The problem is, and I don't care if you're Republican or Democrat, is that one party has been completely wiped out, in this case the Republican party. That's not healthy for any state as there is now no debate on anything. The Democrats now have a Super-Majority in the legislature and pass whatever laws or taxes they want.


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People travel to war zones and areas known for kidnapping and then when something bad happens they want their government to rescue them. It not my job to rescue people from foolish decisions.

Mexico is in a de-facto state of war. Did anybody here see what happened when the police tried to arrest the son of El Chapo a few weeks ago? Tell me the last time something like that happened in the USA? I'm waiting. Comparing the dangers of travel and life in Mexico to the dangers of travel and life in the USA is absurd and I think even the people doing so in this thread know it's absurd.

You won't find me going there in a RV, but if you want to go "knock yourself out", as they say.

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Ron3rd wrote:

TomG2 wrote:

Ron3rd wrote:

TomG2 wrote:

Ron3rd wrote:

That's why we stopped going to Mexico years ago


That's why I don't go to California or Illinois. Dangerous country out there. There was a shooting in my hometown last evening. McAllen, Texas which is about ten miles from the border is one of the safest cities in the United States.


Depends on which part of California we're talking about. California's a big state


It was a joke. Sorry that you didn't get it. Both great states have their safe as well as dangerous areas. Painting an entire country or state with fear is too common today.


No worries, and the state of California is the biggest joke. The problem is, and I don't care if you're Republican or Democrat, is that one party has been completely wiped out, in this case the Republican party. That's not healthy for any state as there is now no debate on anything. The Democrats now have a Super-Majority in the legislature and pass whatever laws or taxes they want.


Ron3rd: You need to move to some other (Red?) state...[emoticon]

The decrease in population (of CA) would be great - really help if you take your friends, acquaintances and kin folk along. If they're not in CA, be sure to tell them to "stay put".

Thanks in advance.....and for this thread.... "Adios!"

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HEY!!!!! How about checking in with the RVing in Mexico and South America on this site for the real information?????

Many of us live here (Mexico) and travel all over the country. Ask the people who are actually here!!!!

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Posted: 12/21/19 08:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You don’t need to go to Mexico too take a deadly chance. Just come to Jacksonville, FL. You can join the count, 140 homicides so far 2019. 77% higher murder rate than Miami based on population.





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Of all the places we went this last year we will never return to Sacramento, Albuquerque, El Paso and New Orleans.

None of them meet my minimum standards.


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Albequerque is notorious. Every RVer I've talked with from there ,and El Paso told numerous accounts of thefts from them an family and neighbors, break ins etc.
Any city in Southern California and border town of Texas and New Mexico and I can write a book on what we observed on Arizona as well along the I10 and I20 and I40 and other roads in the Southwest but far fewer murders and kidnapings, andviolence than Mexico As to Mexico,I felt more comfortable on Hy1 in Viet Nam north of Qui Nhon, more safe than areas with major highways or transport roads,and cities of Mexico. there are areas that Natives know how to steer a course, their lives around the Narco Terrorist/Government Crooks. But most of them have relatives taken from them by violence.
You feel safe going the same routes and going to same locations as years and decades before but better start acknowledging that is changing and reassessing priorities with safety the highest priority.Decades ago I wouldn't travel many areas unless with friends and heavily armed.You cannot be armed in Mexico as a Civilian or any other status unless Mexican Police or Military.
You roll the dice and you take your chances. A lot of people have and contineu to tour Mexico but the situation is changing for the worse.

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About two weeks ago, my wife and I were in Roma, Texas at the World Birding Center there, which is a nice overlook over the Rio Grande. Roma is a nice town filled with good people and good restaurants. As we were walking to the overlook, we heard a war break out - the number of shots of different types could not be counted. Literally - and I mean literally - hundreds of shots.

You have to be careful on the border.


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