I was ticked off this morning when the front page of the online New York Times had a very unflattering article about Mazatlán and the drug cartels.
Supposedly pulmonía drivers (our golf-cart style taxis) take people for “narco-tours” in town. Maybe this is true, who knows. I’m sure taxi drivers in any city could take someone on a drug tour. I am just tired of the sensational press having to do with the drug war in México.
What I wish is that the same people that read the article above would read The US is Arms Bazaar for Mexican Cartels also in the New York Times. This article talks about how the arms the Mexican cartels are using get to Mexico, and guess what? There are so many loopholes in the rules about gun sales in the US I wouldn’t be surprised it the US is supplying all the thugs around the world with arms.
I have read several blogs lately (Kelly in Cancun, Rivergirl, and Rosa-Standring family) write about the questions they field from people asking if their area is safe. I get the same thing.
So I am coming out and telling anyone reading here that yes, I do feel safe. I don’t feel uneasy at any time going about our normal business. People need to decide for themselves if they want to visit or move here, but I would hope that they talk to people that live here, participate in local message boards, and discount obviously sensational stories.