Skip to comments.U.S. Consulate Declares Mexico Safe
Posted on 12/11/2009 9:37:51 AM PST by SwinneySwitch
MCALLEN - The U.S Consul General at Matamoros visited McAllen today.
U.S. Consul Michael Barkin says Mexico is a safe place visit, but security is also the number one concern for Americans traveling there.
Barkin was honored today at a reception at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce. He has been on the job as U.S. Consul General in Matamoros since September.
CHANNEL 5 NEWS asked him, given the ongoing shoot-outs and violence in Mexico, is it safe to visit? We wanted to know what people who call his office are most concerned about.
Barkin says, "People are concerned about the security, but generally the vast amount of people who travel to Matamoros and Mexico enjoy their vacations. We are not prohibiting or suggesting that people do not travel to Mexico. We are asking that they take precautions, that they be aware of their surroundings."
CHANNEL 5 NEWS also asked Barkin what an American should do if they are across the border and become a victim of violence. He says you should contact police and the nearest U.S. Consulate. Barkin says the primary job of the consulate office is to protect American citizens. He says they have teams ready to work with authorities to help anyone who may need it.
In other news, Russia declares Chernobyl safe.
Safe to what, visit with a large armed force?
How high do you have to be to make a statement like that?
According to many, Mexico is more dangerous than afghanistan.
More beheadings, that’s for sure!
A REMINDER: Dec. 13th the National Geographic Channel:
The reporter who did this piece spent months in Mexico and along our border was on radio this morning. She emphatically stated that the situation/terror/violence in Mexico and spilling over our border is worse than Afghanistan.
And how about Cancun...considered one of the ‘safer’ places in Mexico.
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I dont even drink the water in TJ so explain safe again?
There are no gun battles with drug cartels in Mexico. No, not ever. Mexico is safe. The water is perfectly fine too.
Obama’s propaganda knows no bounds, including getting Americans hurt in Mexico by telling them despite the kidnappings, the murders, and the drug/government wars, they are safe.
Better yet, a photo op from the Anapra, NM Border Crossing. LOL!
There's a shovel-ready project for you!
Our liberal politicians should go there to provide an example for citizens.
I have never been there, unless you include Los Angeles ;-)
Murderers, rapists and drug dealers........my idea of paradise!
Yep, Mexico sounds safe to me, guys playing and singing songs while willing females wait on your hand and foot...
Honey,, pack the car!!! The Ambassador declared Mexico safe again!!!
“what an American should do if they are across the border and become a victim of violence. He says you should contact police and the nearest U.S. Consulate”
Kinda hard to do when your severed head is in a ice chest.
perfect, just perfect.
I bet we're ahead on the 5 Year Plan too.
When your government lies, do you need to support that government? Should you obey what amounts to an unsavory enemy?
Like Hell, my legal immigrant Mexican coworker says he won’t dare step foot into that s-hole....
No wonder Barkin was being honored by the McAllen Chamber of Commerce after being on the job for only 3 months.
Hell, I didn’t think Mexico was safe even before this latest wave of violence, and that was just because of the corrupt police.
Chernobyl is safe,..... just take precautions and be aware of your surroundings. /s