Mexico News Round-Up

By Felisa Churpa Rosa Rogers Carl is on a rampage this week and has been inundating my inbox with interesting Mexico links. For instance…. Mexico Security Consultant Walter Mckay gives CBC News a rundown of current cartel hotspots and points out that the cartels aren’t really out for gringo blood. Mckay’s website provides interactive graphics with current data on murder rates in problem areas. Residents propose a controversial solution to the recent crime wave in Ajijic. Should American expats pony […]

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Mexico's violence doesn't scare off tourists | Seattle Times Newspaper

In a surprising turnabout, international tourism to Mexico showed a sharp increase this summer — a sign that tourists may be putting aside worries about the economy and fears of drug-related violence, analysts say. Foreign visitors arriving by air to Mexico jumped to 7.1 million in the first eight months of the year — up nearly 20 percent from the same period in 2009 — with most visitors coming from the U.S. and Canada, according to Mexican tourism officials. via […]

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Narcos, Travel Writing, and….?

Jeff O’Brian writes: “Just returned from Monterrey and if there were no reports of crime on the news I would not know anything was amiss. I love how the deeper I get, the more the People’s Guide resonates. I try different foods, go where there are no tourists and live everyday life as Mexican – hit the local markets, took in a few ball games and ate stuff I never thought I would. Drinking beer with locals around the barbacoa […]

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