safety and a more fulfilling life

I understand that instability in Guatemala, Venezuela and the USA have caused a recent and significant rise in crime rates in Mexico. Is this assertion correct? If it is correct, what locals are safer and inexpensive in Latin America? I like Mexico for several reasons: I am part Mexican, have visited the country several times, speak some Spanish and enjoy La Vida Mexico. I have a masters in counseling from Long Beach State and have recently earned a certificate to teach English around the world. I am firmly and legally separated and looking for a vibrant and exciting life away from the doldrums of a 40 year marriage. I am a partially disabled Vietnam era Marine vet in excellent health. I enjoy dancing, good food, companionship and travel with friends. I believe myself to be open minded, friendly, curious and adventurous. Please contact me with your opinions as to safety and the joys of living in Puebla. jw

jon wolaver :

I understand that instability in Guatemala, Venezuela and the USA have caused a recent and significant rise in crime rates in Mexico. Is this assertion correct? If it is correct, what locals are safer and inexpensive in Latin America? I like Mexico for several reasons: I am part Mexican, have visited the country several times, speak some Spanish and enjoy La Vida Mexico. I have a masters in counseling from Long Beach State and have recently earned a certificate to teach English around the world. I am firmly and legally separated and looking for a vibrant and exciting life away from the doldrums of a 40 year marriage. I am a partially disabled Vietnam era Marine vet in excellent health. I enjoy dancing, good food, companionship and travel with friends. I believe myself to be open minded, friendly, curious and adventurous. Please contact me with your opinions as to safety and the joys of living in Puebla. jw

Hello Jon,

If you live in Puebla you must know how things are there. As for the rest of Mexico, yes the influx of thousands of people from Honduras and Guatemala has increased tensions, especially at the border. The U.S has done everything they can to make things worse. Yet considering the number of displaced people  Mexico is doing the best they can.

I don't feel less safe, but I have no plans to travel toward the border

i HOPE YOU ARE NOT A TOURIST AGENT OR SOME SUCH CRITTER. i DO PLAN TO VISIT ASAP BUT IT WILL PROBABLY BE A FEW MONTHS.  i AM 77 YO WANTING MORE. i AM WONDERING ABOUT MY CAR. i HAVE A 2002 MERCEDES BENZ CLK 320 CONVERTIBLE. it's A BEAUTIFUL CAR AND i WOULD LIKE TO KEEP IT, BUT IT LOOKS WEALTHY; i PAID $7,000.00. i DON''T WANT TO BE MUGGED BECAUSE I LOOK WEALTHY WITH THAT CAR. ITS SILVER WITH A BLACK TOP AND HAS 73,000 MILES.  i COULD PROBABLY HAVE IT SHIPPED DOWN, OR PERHAPS DRIVE, BUT.... wHAT DO YOU THINK? i WILL NOT CORRECT CAPS LOCK

jon wolaver :

i HOPE YOU ARE NOT A TOURIST AGENT OR SOME SUCH CRITTER. i DO PLAN TO VISIT ASAP BUT IT WILL PROBABLY BE A FEW MONTHS.  i AM 77 YO WANTING MORE. i AM WONDERING ABOUT MY CAR. i HAVE A 2002 MERCEDES BENZ CLK 320 CONVERTIBLE. it's A BEAUTIFUL CAR AND i WOULD LIKE TO KEEP IT, BUT IT LOOKS WEALTHY; i PAID $7,000.00. i DON''T WANT TO BE MUGGED BECAUSE I LOOK WEALTHY WITH THAT CAR. ITS SILVER WITH A BLACK TOP AND HAS 73,000 MILES.  i COULD PROBABLY HAVE IT SHIPPED DOWN, OR PERHAPS DRIVE, BUT.... wHAT DO YOU THINK? i WILL NOT CORRECT CAPS LOCK

well, Jon,
I would fix that cap lock if I were you.  I don't know what to make of the agent comment, so I will ignore that. So it seems you do not live in Puebla or any other part of Mexico. You are planning to visit Mexico, ok that makes more sense.

So about the car, depending on where you plan to go I think you would be most unhappy with that car in Mexico. If you just plan to cross the border and be in some city like Rosarito you should be ok. Otherwise, you would have nothing but problems. You would have to pay import fees then you would have to drive on roads that may be very bad. There are lots of potholes, rough roads, and speed bumps plus possible floods.  you need a tough car with good road clearance. It sounds like your car still looks good so I would advise you sell it. Get something with a hard top, convertibles are not only not very secure, but they are not practical.

Not sure that car would even work well in Rosarito.

@jon wolaver

Posting with your caps lock activated is considered to be the same a shouting at someone and is rude. It may get you banned from the forum.

thank you re convertible. i will sell it. move to mx means leaving the prision of a 40 year marriage.  a lot of guys go back to prison because the freedom and responsibioity are too much. better the safety of jail.

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