Anyone heard about the violence happening in Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, and Leon ?
From Informador:Anyone heard about the violence happening in Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, and Leon ?
That would be really sad. I have several friends that still live in Chapala and they seem more worried now than a couple of years ago. This JNG cartel seems to have expanded over most of Mexico in about 6 months, making it a powerful cartel and seems to be constantly fighting others to extend it's hold and control. Seems they are making the point with authorities to not mess with them.Looks like Jalisco is turning into another Tamaulipas and Guadalajara another Reynosa.
"The narco-blockades in Jalisco … are due to the detention of El Mencho, leader of the CJNG," tweeted Jaime Barrera, editor of the Milenio newspapers in Jalisco. A candidate for governor of Colima also relayed the unconfirmed statement.
For us, it usually depends on when and how we would want to go, and what the latest advisory said. Things change from day to day, so one never knows. Just do your thing and have your Plan B and Plan C ready, knowing how you would handle each type of problem, if one were to present itself on your travels. The more time you spend here without problems, the more careful and knowledgeable you have become. You will not hear from anyone here who has had bad experiences, because those people are long gone from here and put those experiences behind them. No one here can tell you how your trip will be tomorrow, all we can tell you is how our trip went, or how we have heard others went. Things change. You must decide for yourself. Good luck.Do I need to worry about travel from Guadalajara to Queretaro or SMA? Or down into Colima?
For many, ignorance is bliss.From what I hear, extranjeros are not worried about "home invasions" or being targets, from the violence, but more that they will wind up in the middle of some situation of confrontation as they go places. Those that are not very active don't seem very concerned.
Explanation(?):From what I hear, extranjeros are not worried about "home invasions" or being targets, from the violence, but more that they will wind up in the middle of some situation of confrontation as they go places. Those that are not very active don't seem very concerned.
Source: Borderland BeatSimilarly, the narco attacks continued early Saturday in Leon, where men used gasoline to set fire to Municipal Transit Police patrol vehicle and a gift shop. Yesterday, when questioned by these facts, the Ministerial Authorities declined to comment. That night, the local government issued a statement to clarify that there was a prisoner designated as responsible for the fires.
Well said, Longford I´m not trying to suck up to you but you are actually beginnning to show some intelligence.For many, ignorance is bliss.
All too many expats in Mexico, in my experience, are oblivious to current events in the country and don't sufficiently understand Spanish (written and/or spoken). I agree with the sentiment, though, that expats aren't typically, specifically targeted in these narco-terrorist activities(though some have been, more often along the USA/Mexico). As far as other crimes, such as home invasions, etc. ... yes, expats have been and are, from what I know, specifically targeted (but not in percentages larger than Mexican citizens/residents are targeted by criminals).
What's unsettling to expats, and Mexicans as well, in the narco-terrorist activities in major cities in Mexico is finding oneself on the scene of violence or threats when they occur. These are situations most North American expats are unfamiliar with in the communities where they lived in their 'home' country. Roads blocked with burning busses. Automatic gunfire. Etc. Nobody wants to be victimized, or face the fear/threat of being victimized ... as an 'innocent bystander.'