For those of you living in Canada and the US (in particular), I don’t think you would believe how much we have to fight media propaganda to support Mexican tourism efforts. “Is Huatulco really safe?,” is virtually a daily question I get to answer.
We have made it a goal of this blog to aggregate credible news articles related to this topic to add credence to our voice and opinions.
Thankfully, another post-worthy article was brought to our attention today by a local colleague. It seems to be a recurring theme to compare Mexico to ‘homeland’ destinations to offer a sense of context around the perceived risks of travel. Unfortunately, any and everything that happens in Mexico seems to make headline news and further deepens this sense of fear among travelers.
This article offers an excellent example of this:
Media sensationalism accounts for much of the wariness. “Gangland violence in western Mexico” “Journalists under attack in Mexico” and “Mexico mass grave toll climbs” sound as if the entire country were a killing field.
And the truth is that so many are missing out on the incredible affordability, scenery, beauty and culture of this neighboring country – and all because they have failed to seek a deeper truth.
I’m not denying that there are areas of concern in parts of the country or that there is a major battle against the impact of the drug culture, but I feel that’s true for many countries – including our own.
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