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Reclaiming Mexico City

City Diaries,
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 11:30 EST

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Lesthertod
Lesthertod  
12/24/2012 1:24:21 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Sad
Indeed a great point of view, as a Mexican I am really concerned, as you and Nicole mention it, that Mexico and the mexicans are becoming some of the "worst" because of the news. The biased opinions and our toxic news just add some fuel to keep this going.

It is our work, from all the citizens and tourists and former citizens to speak out and tell what it is really going on. That way we could at least downsize the negative aspects that the media is so in love with, just because of the rating.

 

Thank you for the great post.

Terry Sweeney
Terry Sweeney  
12/13/2012 1:33:38 PM
User Rank Blogger
Re: Sad
Immigration from Mexico to the US, legal and illegal, has dropped in the last few years due to more enforcement at the border coupled with fewer economic prospects in the US. Headlines about crime associated with the drug cartels have negatively impacted tourism in Mexico more than the immigration issue, in my opinion.

Terry Sweeney
Terry Sweeney  
12/13/2012 1:29:47 PM
User Rank Blogger
Re: Sad
Thanks, Nicole... it's a great city and I really fell in love with it again. The toxicity you mention extends to the American bloodsport of trashing Mexico and most things Mexican. It pops up in discussions about immigration, trade agreements, and other economic issues that tip over into something ugly... not the best side of American culture.

Hazel
Hazel  
12/13/2012 12:48:01 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Sad
Beautiful anecdote. It's truly sad that many news outlets all over the world have painted such a bleak and dark picture of Mexico. The National Geographic specials highlighting Mexicans who try to cross the border doesn't help either. Regular bombardment of news like this has 'ruined' the country to many people, who could otherwise have been prospective tourists. Sad, really.

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
12/12/2012 5:42:12 PM
User Rank Staff
Sad
I'm so glad that you shared this story with us. Our news cycle is toxic, isn't it? Toxic for us, toxic for those it victimizes. I'm glad you got to experience Mexico City and didn't let fear prevent you from going there. I imagine that taxi driver must have that conversation with many tourists. I hope they're spreading the word as well.

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