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Big trouble on Tijuana's main drag: Few Americans
Orange County Register ^ | 5/7/09 | ROSALBA RUZ and DENISSE SALAZAR

Posted on 05/09/2009 9:51:05 PM PDT by South40

As U.S. travelers avoid Mexico as a destination, Tijuana tourism suffers

TIJUANA – Avenida Revolución is nearly a ghost town now, with the global economic crisis and drug cartel violence slamming the Mexican tourism industry. With the swine flu scare, even more tourists are staying away.

On April 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel alert recommending U.S. travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Mexico. Even before that, the U.S. State Department, for more than a year, had a travel alert in place because of Mexico's drug cartel violence.

(Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: americans; flu; influenza; mexico; swineflu; tijuana
I live within sight of the US/Mexican border and I won't go near there. Haven't for years.
1 posted on 05/09/2009 9:51:05 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

It has always been a cesspool. Especially interesting as San Diego is a lovely city.


2 posted on 05/09/2009 9:52:47 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: South40

...I don’t think a lot of ‘tourists’ go to Tijuana, it’s a dump. It’s more like 18 year olds from San Diego who know they get a drink there with no trouble.


3 posted on 05/09/2009 9:53:51 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: South40

1/3 of the neighborhoods in Dallas/Fort Worth resemble Mexico already, so why would I waste the gas to drive there? There’s a large mall about 5 miles from my house where maybe 10% of the people speak English well enough to be understood. Great food, though...


4 posted on 05/09/2009 9:56:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("The unarmed man is not just defenseless - he is also contemptible." Machiavelli)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I used to spend a lot of time working in El Centro CA and would go into Mexicali often. Quit doing that years ago. Too many close encounters that could have been unpleasant.


5 posted on 05/09/2009 9:59:41 PM PDT by umgud (Look to gov't to solve your everday problems and they'll control your everday life.)
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To: South40

Chinga Mejico!


6 posted on 05/09/2009 10:00:01 PM PDT by unkus
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To: South40
"I tell them that if they stay in the tourist areas, they're probably safe and not to worry," he said.

Well, I probably will not go there and have nothing to worry about.

7 posted on 05/09/2009 10:00:59 PM PDT by OCC
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To: South40

You and about everyone else here in San Diego don’t
go near Tijuana and haven’t for decades.


8 posted on 05/09/2009 10:01:46 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s what this country is turning into...it really began in earnest in the 90’s and Bush took it to a new level. McCain was on board the entire time.


9 posted on 05/09/2009 10:02:23 PM PDT by Boiling Pots (Barack Obama: The final turd George W. Bush laid on America)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t have to go there, they come here. They steal the fruit from my trees, leave my water running after filling their jugs, have released my animals, tried stealing my cars, trucks and tractors and slept in my barn leaving feces wherever they choose. Why would I go to the pisshole called Mexico when they deliver it to my home?


10 posted on 05/09/2009 10:03:00 PM PDT by South40 (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing its Idiot.)
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To: americanophile

And, according to the OCRegister posters, if you want filth, strange smells and crime, you need only go as far as Santa Anna. Why go to Mexico when it is coming to you?


11 posted on 05/09/2009 10:05:36 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: South40

*shrug* I was on Avenida Revolución last month. It was pretty quiet, although I did notice that the Federales at Plaza Rio were all wearing bullet proof vests...


12 posted on 05/09/2009 10:05:39 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 110 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: sinanju

LOL!


13 posted on 05/09/2009 10:08:02 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: South40
I enjoyed visiting Nogales years ago. It was very safe back then, pre-cartel days, and a good time. Too bad about what's happening on our border today.
14 posted on 05/09/2009 10:10:29 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: South40

I was dragged there once, when I was vacationing in SD.
It was a disgusting pit of filth, for the most part.

And I know what I’m talking about.
Because, I grew up in Detroit.


15 posted on 05/09/2009 10:10:46 PM PDT by gigster
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To: South40

The revel in blaming the US for all their problems, but man, they sure do love our tourism dollars....


16 posted on 05/09/2009 10:10:46 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (Trust unto God and He shall direct your path)
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To: umgud

I was raised in Chino in the 60’s and early 70’s ... so you know where I’m at!


17 posted on 05/09/2009 10:21:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("The unarmed man is not just defenseless - he is also contemptible." Machiavelli)
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To: South40
My wife and I took a walk across the border from San Ysidro to Tijuana one afternoon in 1979. We walked around and had lunch. It's a dump. I really didn't see anything that would recommend a return visit. It's far worse now. I've been to Mexicali and Ensenada as well. Neither place was particularly interesting. The Ensenada trip was for the opening of a new Marine Electric office. The company owner provided transportation to/from in his private bus. The office was opened to service tuna seiners in port at Ensendada that didn't intend to visit San Diego before fishing season started.
18 posted on 05/09/2009 11:00:13 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: South40

TJ is a dump?Nice to see the romance of the place hasn’t changed in 45 years.


19 posted on 05/09/2009 11:16:49 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get.)
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To: South40

heh heh heh..just go to Santa Ana...same same


20 posted on 05/10/2009 1:28:50 AM PDT by Tainan (Where's my FOF Indicator?)
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To: South40

Whatever it is people used to cross the border into Tijuana to get seems readily available in the U.S. now, including whores, drugs, divorces and abortions. I’ve only ventured to Mexico once in the past 40 years and that was to buy freon for my truck.

I guess someday I may have to cross the border to buy incandescent light bulbs though.


21 posted on 05/10/2009 1:36:34 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (YES WE CAN have a Depression.)
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To: South40

the global economic crisis is partly responsible for Tijuana’s American tourism decline?
Horse pooh.
Americans go to Tijuana for a cheap fun time. With narco wars an ongoing business we just are not going to go there. Or anywhere in Mexico.
Acapulco has shooting wars between the gangs, as do so many other Mexican cities? To hell with going to Mexico, I’ll go to Montana instead.


22 posted on 05/10/2009 3:09:52 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (yEP,i)
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To: South40

That’s what happens when a criminal enterprise and kleptocracy get out of control.


23 posted on 05/10/2009 6:53:25 AM PDT by zeugma (Will it be nukes or aliens? Time will tell.)
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To: South40
I had fun on Avenida Revolución, I would stay at a nice hotel near Avenida Revolución while in visiting our facility in Tijuana. The rest of our group would cross the boarder to stay at a dump.
24 posted on 05/10/2009 7:15:35 AM PDT by MilspecRob (Most people don't act stupid, they really are.)
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