Posted January 23rd, 2011, 01:38 AM
I am shocked at this!! I go to Mazatlan just about every year and I have walked the streets day and night. I have never ever been nervous, or afraid. Mazatlan is way safer than Cabo ever thought about being.
Also, lets be honest here. The wonder leaves out of Los Angeles! Gang activity and killings happen so often there, they don't even report it anymore!! It's not safe to walk the steets most places in LA!
I do feel badly for the people of Mazatlan, but the situation is darker than most of us know...the Sinaloan cartel has caused a good deal of concern so much so that local health clinics in certain villages are closing...and referring all patients down to Mazatlan...Sinaloa is the state that Mazatlan is in.
On Los Angeles, another reason why our family would never choose to spend our family vacation there...the difference with gang activity in LA is that it's cops v. gangs the majority of the time..in Mexico, you're never sure whether the cops are part of the gangs...just not a good mix.
I'm actually excited to be in Cabo twice, more opportunity to get to know a place better than just 4-6 hours in a place..