Friday, March 5, 2010

Mexico as a Risky Tourist Destination: Kidnappings, Murders



Taco tourists sometimes get taken. photo: bulletproofcourier

Mexico is off my list of vacation destinations after investigative journalists exposed what appears to be a corrupt faction within the Mexico City police force responsible for kidnapping, brutalizing and ransoming local citizens as far back as 2007.

Dateline NBC's The Desperate Hours follows the case of Eduardo and Jayne Valsecas, who suffered and survived a 7 month ordeal of confinement and torture quite likely carried out - or aided and abetted - by police officers of the Mexico City police force.

But Mexican tourist destinations remain safe, right? Mostly!

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