Skip to comments.Surfer's Baja Tale Is Warning To Others (American Tourists Robbed And Raped In Mexico)
Posted on 11/19/2007 11:16:35 AM PST by DogByte6RER
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Mexico is nothing more than a corrupt third world banana republic and Americans need to realize this before taking a vacation to this criminal haven.
Forget the group hug, next time stash a gun in your RV to defend against these thugs. They are just like the pirates of the high seas and most boaters carry multiple weapons.
Okay I’ve been proven wrong again.
“Family values don’t end that the border!” My bad...
Gun control advocates will love this one.
I have a technical question that maybe somebody here can answer: when a newspaper article, such as this one, says the woman was “sexually assaulted”, does that mean she was raped? If so, why does it not say “raped”? I have seen stories where the victim was described as having been sexually assaulted, but it was obvious that rape had not occurred, so I was wondering if there was some hard and fast rule about the use of the two terms in newspaper land.
I was thinkin that too. I suppose the mexican border guards do a run through of your vehicle for weapons and drugs? It would be fairly easy to stash a gun in an RV opposed to a car.
Shoot, shovel, shut-up?
That’s one out of shape surfer.
I would be very carful about trying to sneak something in or out of Mexico. I knew someone who hid a bottle of liquor in their trailer. It was found. A weapons charge could be quite stiff in Mexico. Enter at your own risk, but don’t think a trip to prison down there is going to be a great option.
When you visit a nation of outlaws, don’t be surprised if you run into trouble.
Yeah...this “group hug” seems like a bunch of new age hippie crap. I wonder if this “group hug” made the sexually assaulted lady feel any better?
The surfer community seems to adopt a lot of this new age nonsense. Maybe they have spent to much time in the saltwater and their brains have turned soggy.
Still...NOBODY deserves to have this happen.
Here’s a better idea. Don’t go to Mexico. It has always worked for me.
Back in the early 70s, I took a bus from Tia Juana to Mazatlan. At 3:00 AM in the middle of the desert Federalis took everybody off the bus and went through all our bags.
They asked specifically about guns.
I assume that country is disarmed, except for the banditos?
Heaven forbid you should use this experience as a lesson to GET A GUN.
"It could have ended 100 different ways much worse.
Yeah -- for the bad guys. Shoot a gun at my house with me and my loved ones inside and they would either be dead or still running.
Of course not, but it is Mexico, I've seen the stories for years about the risks and crimes against tourists there. Thus, I wouldn't go there. I also would never go to Jamaica again either....I prefer a more civilized law abiding destination as it clearly reduces personal risk.
Old news. This has been going on for decades. As Mexico struggles with the drug lords for control, the violence has gotten substantially worse.
American citizens are being kidnapped in Laredo and taken across the border by drug lords where they are often held for ransom and, sometimes, murdered. The State Department finally had to issue a travel warning about Mexico a year or two ago because the crime and violence have gotten so bad.
This is the stuff that Bush, Fox and Claderon DON’T want you to know. I live within 150 miles of the Texas-Mexico border and used to love going to the border towns. However, because of the crime and the violence, I refuse to go.
Too bad, too!! I used to really enjoy it.
My feet will never touch mexican soil.
Mexico doesn’t much care about it’s own people, why would they care about me?
I went to TJ about 15 years ago...It was nothing then and it’s still nothing. I will never spend a penny in that turd world country again.
“Forget the group hug, next time stash a gun in your RV to defend against these thugs.”
Sorry, but that is bad thing to do in Mexico! They will toss your can in in jail, with little hope of getting out, for as little as finding a tiny 22 round or a shotgun shell under your car seat.
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