Originally Posted by circle110
First of all, the media exaggerates this quite a bit. I don't spend any time in fear of violence here in Guanajuato. When I travel in Mexico, I do the same here as you in Chicago (where I lived until a year and a half ago) and avoid the known trouble spots and keep my wits about me. When I return to the US, I can't believe the BS that is being feed to the unsuspecting public there via the media. However, there IS indeed violence in many parts of Mexico -- it is not a complete fabrication by any stretch.
(Political comments snipped)
(Snipped) I think things will reach a tipping point at some time in the coming years because the problem is slowly coming home to roost in the US -- it emanates from there in the first place.
As Americans, we need to look in the mirror on this one.
RVGRINGO, if I got too close to politics on this one, delete it if necessary but it felt good to write in any case. (It did; I did)
Dear Circle110 I noticed that you live in Guanajuato. You gave me great info about banking as we are coming there this summer for 3 weeks to go to school, then in a few years plan to "retire" there. Anyway, I just thought I would ask you if you knew a couple that use to live there. Since they are "gringos" I thought you might know them and if they are still there. When we were there last (2yrs) ago we met them and had lunch, but we lost touch. I thought I could e-mail you privately and mention their names as I did not know if I should openly mention their names here in public......? Thank you so very much....