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Re: Murder in Melaque

Posted by z on January 7, 2012, 11:06 am, in reply to "Re: Murder in Melaque"

Nice words from your Friend Paul. I can understand why you and others resonate with them, although I don't see how that expression is much different in it's intent, than how the media is sharing about the situation at hand? While your friend's expression is not nearly as sensational, they are both manipulating facts in order to present a way that things are, neither being absolutely correct. To compare Canada's traffic related deaths to statistics of Canadian citizens killed while visiting/living in Mexico, is a very poor comparison, and is being used in that writing in the same way the media is using their facts. If you took the amount of people actually traveling on Canada's roads each day, and then a percentage of those who die each day on the road, and then compared that percentage with the percentage who get killed traveling/living in Mexico, that would be a more correct usage of facts, not one of trying to manipulate or paint a different picture than what is actually happening. Bottom line, you folks got a problem, which is escalating, that is a fact. Denial of the problem has never solved the problem.
I suggest that you form a company of local workers to protect the Village from these life threatening incidents. It's a win-win solution, if it works. Local people, solving their own problems, rather than depending on bringing in an outside entity, instruments of the government, those which have consistently not been able to deal with the escalating crime, and which may inevitably bring more problems your way. This could be a model for the rest of Mexico, in other areas where there is a strong concentration of foreign assets, if it works. In fact I believe, that Paul would be the perfect person to create the security company given his extensive knowledge and incentive to create a secure environment in La Manzanilla.

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