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Shootout leaves eight dead near Mexico's Los Cabos tourist hub

Discussion in 'Mexico Timesharing' started by davidvel, May 2, 2017.

  1. davidvel

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    I am so sorry to read this. I feel bad for the hard-working Mexican people who depend on the tourist industry. The drug dealers/gang members have succeeded in driving visitors from Acapulco, and now it seems they are bent on ruining Cabo, also. Although we know that it is statistically unlikely that a tourist, minding his/her own business, will get caught up in the violence, these headlines will keep people away.
     
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    Regarding American tourists and unnatural death in Mexico, there were 264 in 2016. These were mostly accidents like drowning, vehicle crashes, over doses and suicide. About 70 were homicides which occurred mainly in Northern Mexico along the border.

    In contrast, there were about 27 million Americans that visited Mexico in 2016. 27,000,000 American visitors / 70 homicides = 0.000002592 x 100 = aprox .00002592 % chance of being a victim of homicide in Mexico in 2016. That is really a very very minuscule chance , imo.

    There really isn't much info on natural deaths in Mexico. The CDC claims that 1 out of 4 Americans die from heart attack in America. I'm pretty sure heart attacks kill more Americans on vacation in Mexico than any other cause, especially because of the age of most tourists and the language barrier. Here are some useful phrases.

    heart attack --- ataque al corizon
    call an ambulance -- llama una ambulencia
    I need help --- Nesicito ayuda

    Knowing what hospital you need to be at is very of important. Having trip insurance might be a good idea. We have been buying trip insurance for the last 8 years or so for our trips out of the USA. I was more concerned with accidents while out of country than anything else, and I still am, but now have concerns about health issues as well because I now have health issues.

    Bill
     
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    Actually the shootings stated above were the result of a drug raid by Federales, one officer was killed , the rest were narcos.
     
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    Love the numbers easyrider. I made the same argument here a few years ago, and point out that the rate of deaths from airline accidents is 117 deaths per billion journeys. So the likelihood of dying in a airplane crash on the trip (2 journeys) is almost the same at 0.0000234%. And yet everyone is okay with taking that flight.
     
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    Another very important phrase:

    Una cerveza más delante del hospital, por favor
     
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    I was thinking that if a person needed to go to the hospital they would likely get there faster by taking a taxi. Taxis are every where and if your conscious and not a bloody mess they would likely give you a ride. The taxi driver might even have a beer for Ty1on, lol.


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    Source link: CNN
    These are considered "conflict deaths", not run of the mill homicides. U.S. total homicides are about 15,000.
     
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    That is interesting davidvel. Also interesting is the gruesome mid-evil way some of these homicides are committed and the proximity to tourist areas.

    I find it interesting 27 miilion Americans went to Mexico on vacation in 2016 with only 70 homicides. It seems to suggest that Americans vacationing in Mexico are not really targets of the drug cartels.

    I doubt that too many Americans vacationed in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan or Yemen and I would think that Americans are targets in these countries.

    This news does reflect poorly on Mexico as a vacation destination and I wonder how soon it will reflect on resort occupancy.

    Bill
     
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    I thought the statistic says Americans are likely to die from car accident.
     
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    I do know 100% of Americans die from something at some point.
     
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    You only know that about those who have died.... :cheer:
     
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    Yes, unfortunately
     
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    Maybe so, but heart disease deaths are 1 out of 4 deaths in the USA. Looking at the chart it kind of leads me to believe that unintentional injury, which includes car accidents, is a leading cause of death of those under 45. I fall under the 55-65 age bracket and it looks like heart disease is the leading cause of death. Unintentional injury comes in at number 7 for my age group.

    Bill

    https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/facts.htm

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