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Monday, March 12, 2012

The days of yesteryears......

I miss those days of yesteryear's........
This was my very first post.......

We use to make a trip to Mexico at least once a year but no more; even though
The head of the U.S. State Department  Janet Napolitano
 told reporters at the Bridge of The Americas border crossing in El Paso, TX, that security along the U.S./Mexican border “is better now than it ever has been,” and that the so-called spillover violence is not yet a serious issue.
She went on to say: “There is a perception that the border is worse now than it ever has been. That is wrong. The border is better now than it ever has been.”

Meanwhile..........
here is the real story
Cruise line: 22 passengers robbed in Mexican seaside resort
By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 5:52 PM EST, Mon February 27, 2012 (Our last trip was a Mexican cruise)

The robbery comes two weeks after the U.S. State Department issued a travel warning to Americans to avoid all but essential travel to all or parts of 14 Mexican states, including the state of Jalisco. Puerto Vallarta is the sixth-largest city in Jalisco.

The State Department also warned travelers to use caution in visiting part of Baja California, Colima and Morelos.
The travel warnings follow reports that more than 47,500 people were killed in drug-related violence in Mexico between December 2006 and September 2011, according to the State Department. While most of those murdered were involved in criminal activity, innocent people were also caught in the crossfire, the State Department said.

Keep in mind, the new DHS budget doesn’t include securing a single additional mile of the US-Mexico Border.

Yes, I am concerned about our country but I also grieve for a beautiful country and culture that  has been over-taken by drug lords and yes even with our help.........
 Leader of Fast and Furious







Well,  I have my pictures and my memories and hopefully one day it will be safe to return......





Dejé mi corazón en México








8 comments:

Nancy said...

There is no denying that the world has been taken prisoner by Evil.

TexWisGirl said...

it has been years since our last trips into mexico. even 20 yrs ago, i was freaked out by the armed military walking by on the beach and the gunshots in the night...

Chatty Crone said...

My sister lives in LA and they used to drive down to the border area and look - no more - and she would NEVER take her kids there.

Is that a picture of you with a monkey on your head? You are adorable.

sandie

Changes in the wind said...

Yep that there is me:) This was such a great experience.

Lady Di Tn said...

There is so much beauty in the world which is overshadowed by bad people. I still believe the majority of Mexico is filled with good people just ruled by evil drug lords. Yes our government helped with Fast and Furious and got some Americans killed in the process.
BTW I hated green veggies but love them now.

Michelle said...

So sad that parts of the world get cut off due to violence by others.

Carol............. said...

We spend winters in AZ and used to visit Mexico often. Haven't been there for the past two years now because of the problems. Unfortunately it's also hurting the many wonderful border towns such as Algadones, Mexico that depended on tourists.

Flora said...

We went to Algadones just a bit ago...and I thought about the rich culture of the country and thought how sad..travel was not 'safe'... it if such a beautiful country and beautiful people!