Mexico is safer than many cities in the U.S.
More than 150,000 Americans safely visit Mexico every day. And while the media sensationalizes stories of violence in Mexico, Mexico is safer than many major U.S. cities. Travelers feel relatively safe visiting popular U.S. cities like Miami, Philadelphia, Chicago, New Orleans, Washington D.C, or Atlanta. Visitors from around the world enjoy these vibrant cities in relative, reasonable safety. Yet each of these cities is statistically less safe than Mexico.
Mexico and politically charged Media Bias.
In the debate on immigration reform in the US, the facts on safety in Mexico have become a casualty of politics. To change public opinion and policy, politicians sometimes throw fuel on the fire. If you make up an exciting story about "severed heads in the desert", it gets a lot of attention and people believe it. The governor of Arizona admitted this story was baseless, but only after months of damage was successfully inflicted to the image of Mexico. The homicide rates above are facts from the FBI, not political fabrications.
Media Favoritism versus Facts.
New Orleans is beloved and its renaissance is showcased in the news. The FBI reports the murder rate of New Orleans is declining, but it is nearly 4 times higher than all of Mexico and over 5 times higher than Mexico City. New Orleans is still an amazing place to visit and the Media is right to champion this inspirational city. But Mexico is at least as remarkable and there is a clear difference in how each of these storied destinations is portrayed in contemporary news.
Every city and country has places that are safe and dangerous. Mexico is no exception. The areas that are dangerous should be avoided. And those that are safe should be enjoyed and celebrated.
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Did you know …
…The Mazatlan Municipal Market, designed and built in 1899 by the French engineer Alejandro Loubet, was built of iron and steel based on the Art Nouveau styleand using the same techniques that were used seven years before on the construction of the Eiffel Tower?
…El Mercado Municipal de Mazatlán, diseñado y construido en 1899 por el Ingeniero francés Alejandro Loubet, fue construido en hierro y acero basado en el estilo Art Nouveau y utilizando las mismas técnicas que 7 años antes se emplearon en la construcción de la Torre Eiffel?
Come to Mazatlan and meet this and more interesting places in the harbor.
Halloween Holiday Trivia
- Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.
- Jack o’ Lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts on the Samhain holiday.
- Pumpkins also come in white, blue and green. Great for unique monster carvings!
- Halloween was brought to North America by immigrants from Europe who would celebrate the harvest around a bonfire, share ghost stories, sing, dance and tell fortunes.
- Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.
- The ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night. They began wearing masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as human.
- Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States.
- Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy for trick-or-treaters with Snickers #1.
- Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday, with Christmas being the first.
- Bobbing for apples is thought to have originated from the roman harvest festival that honors Pamona, the goddess of fruit trees.
- Black cats were once believed to be witch's familiars who protected their powers.
Cruise lines have stayed away from Mazatlan, Mexico for several years, largely due to concerns the cruise experience might include a visit from a dangerous drug lord. With crime rates down in Mexico, west coast cruise ship itineraries are now returning to Mazatlan.
Cruise lines had steered away from the port because of safety issues. There was no way that they would endanger the lives of their passengers by dropping them off at an unsafe place. The move was primarily a precaution as drug lord activity was happening far to the north of Mazatlan.
"We understand that travel agents and providers have a duty to inform their customers, but we feel as if we have been unfairly singled out as an unsafe destination," said Julio Birrueta, spokesperson for the Mazatlan Tourism Trust, according to Caribbean News Digital.
"We didn't just sit around hoping they would return," said Frank Cordova, secretary of tourism for the state of Sinaloa. "We made a lot of changes to upgrade security and to improve the visitor experience."
Holland America Line's Veendam will return to Mazatlan on November 9. Norwegian Star starts arriving December 22 and Azamara Quest returns on December 29.
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
From: Mazatlan4Rent Crew
This is where we had dinner last night w/ our friends and family.
" So, sit right down and have another beer in Mexico"
Get Ready for the Dorado Shoot Out this November 5th at Marina El Cid Mazatlán
Don't miss all the fun and excitement of the 1st Annual Dorado Shootout! One team will walk away with a brand new 2011 Ford Ranger XLT Pick-Up Truck.
Just register, pay the entry fee and then join us for a fabulous event. You’ll find out why so many anglers are calling “The Pearl of the Pacific” the best place to find
Dorado. Enjoy great drawing prizes of tackle, lure and return trips plus optional cash jackpots of $200, $300, $500 and $1000 USD with 85% payback. Plus, all
participants will receive a welcome package kit.
Contact us for more Information and Registration forms