Tulancingo Sister City exchange program looking for teens
Original post made on Feb 2, 2011
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on Feb 2, 2011 at 3:44 pm
I would not send my teen... Mexico has become the world's No. 1 country for kidnappings with more than 8,000 abductions reported every year. The figure, however, does not include the so-called "express" kidnappings which started in Mexico City and has spread all over the country. If you count that, it would be around 20,0000. It's not just bad guys involved in these crimes, it's the Mexican military/police as well and those police that try to fight crime are often murdered.
Recently, a Mexican police commander investigating the reported shooting of an American jet skier has been decapitated. Drug cartels have used beheading in the past to terrorize the public and intimidate Mexican law enforcers. Decapitated Officer, Mr Flores was part of a group investigating the disappearance of US tourist David Hartley on September 30 2010. As of January 27 it's been reported that another beheading occurred. Now an ENTIRE cities police force of 38 police officers has quit following a series of drug cartel attacks.
First Tulancingo is not some town that is protected from these crimes... It's less than a days drive from Monterrey, Mexico and only 1 hr and 40 minutes from Mexico City which tops the worlds kidnapping rate. It's like driving from Pleasanton to Sacramento and running into Somali pirates on the way.
Think twice about sending your kids into this mess. Better yet, it's time that Pleasanton think about partnering with other countries with less danger and corruption.
on Feb 2, 2011 at 9:47 pm
And how many times have you been to Mexican in your lifetime? Or out of the country for that matter? If you have been there, it may not be as bad as you perceive.
on Feb 3, 2011 at 9:27 am
SteveP is a registered user.
Jerry-are you saying the news reports from sources like CNN are not accurate? Or are you just being a contrarian?