One Expat’s Take on How Safe Mexico is

1 Jun

Blogger and writer Susan McKinney de Ortega has been living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico since 1992. She lives with her Mexican husband and daughters and shares her views on how safe Mexico is to live in for expats:

“News of border violence has really affected our peaceful little town.  I have a tourist-based business – Jasmine Spa – and our revenues are way down.  I think lots of people in the States think, “Mexico” and just shudder.  But the cartels are not active and not fighting in the central states for the most part.  The trouble is happening about 800 miles away.  Plus they just caught one of the baddies.

Think of it like this: Would you say, Whoa, they´re rioting in Watts.  Let´s cancel our trip to Chicago!  In other words, come visit San Miguel de Allende!  It´s beautiful and magical and the weather is perfect!”

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2 Responses to “One Expat’s Take on How Safe Mexico is”

  1. mexsecurity June 19, 2011 at 11:50 am #

    Thanks for posting your thoughts on this very complex issue. Often Mexico is seen as a giant danger zone, when really there are so many areas that are safer than the U.S. capital. How has your business been since this post? I re-blogged this over at http://mexicosecurity.org/. Please stop by and leave a comment!

    Thanks!
    @Secure_Mexico

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  1. One Expat’s Take on How Safe Mexico is (via expatinmexico) « Secure Mexico - June 19, 2011

    […] Blogger and writer Susan McKinney de Ortega has been living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico since 1992. She lives with her Mexican husband and daughters and shares her views on how safe Mexico is to live in for expats: "News of border violence has really affected our peaceful little town.  I have a tourist-based business – Jasmine Spa – and our revenues are way down.  I think lots of people in the States think, "Mexico" and just shudder.  But th … Read More […]

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