Saturday, December 30, 2017

Guerrero: U.S. citizen shot and killed in Ixtapa

By Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat
A "Surfers surfer"
An American shot to death on Thursday while on vacation in the Mexican city of Zihuatanejo, in the Pacific, was identified as an official in a southern California city.

Imperial Beach City Hall said in a statement, that the victim was Doug Bradley, its director of administrative services.

Bradley grew up in Surf City USA, Huntington Beach California, where his love of surfing was cultivated.  For him the love of surfing never dissipated which led to his choosing Zihuatanejo, Guerrero to surf and celebrate his 50th birthday.  His birthday was to be the day following his murder.  His dead body was not discovered for hours.  His body was discovered at 8 am.
He was staying in Zihuatanejo but was in the adjacent town of Ixtapa, when he was shot and killed during a robbery.



Bradley was a resident of Tijuana and crossed the border and made the 30 min drive each work day to his job in Imperial Beach, California.

He was often at one of the Mexican coastal surfing spots in his free time.

Security officials in the state of Guerrero, had reported Bradley's death on Friday, but without identifying him.

Mexico is in full blame the victim alert, a press release issued by the corrupt  Guerrero State Attorney General Monday claims Bradley may have had a substance addiction, his ex-girlfriend and friends vehemently deny this

His ex-girlfriend told NBC 7 he was a responsible, hard-working and honest man who had a lot of friends and would never hesitate to help someone in need. She said he helped raise her daughter.


“He respected everyone; he didn’t look for trouble,”. “He taught us humility.”

Zihuatanejo was the destination of Harry Devert when he was abducted and killed.

Guerrero is the most dangerous state in Mexico.


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125 comments:

  1. The US and other countries have warned their citizens to not enter Mexico and if they really have to that they should register at their respective embassies. I am sorry this has happened but the risk is what he took walking into the OK Corral with a snorkel and flippers. R.I.P. but the blame is on vacationing there and as an American you are definitely going to be an easy target. Remember Mexico’s only true meaning - IMPUNITY, IMMUNITY & CORRUPTION. It is the new Thunderdome “Two men enter, one man leaves.” He risked his life on a gamble vacation in the world’s biggest graveyard.

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    1. Quit blaming the tourists for their demises.That is so unfair.That's like blame a rape victim or a victim of a robbery which is what this was or someone will justify it and say he was in the game.He probably resisted.He lived in TJ so which place is worse?He was simply wrong place at the wrong time I truly believe.He was out and about at 4 in the morning so maybe he was made more vulnerable by alcohol (we could blame him for that)and being that time the bad boys come out to play.My son's girlfriend's family is there right now (they go every X-Mas)I will ask them if they heard or saw anything when they get back.

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    2. Hard not to agree with what you commented. In my lifetime I will never enter Mexico ever again. I had many good times there before the hostile takeover and government protection of criminals.

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    3. That's a little extreme assessment of Americans "entering" Mexico, bro. You realize millions of Americans live in or visit all over Mexico each year. I think they are quite safe. How likely are you to get robbed vacationg in Miami Beach?

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    4. You have obviously never been to mexico or stayed there very long. As tragic as this mans death is, keep you uninformed opinion to your self.

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    5. I feel like you are safer as an American as you said the easy target remark than a normal Mexican citizen.

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    6. mexico is still fairly safe for most tourists, and most mexicans are wonderful human beings

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    7. Guerrero of all places has been red-flagged as a place to avoid as well. Not trying to relish the comment at all but I personally wouldn't go there if you paid me AND gave me an armed escort..

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    8. What about in the US? You can get massacred in a movie theatre, a mall or pretty much anywhere. Hell, you're not even safe at elementary schools, high schools or college campuses. The guy was killed during a robbery. It's sad, but also a daily occurance in the US. You Americans are the last ones who should be lecturing anyone on violence

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    9. The US has not warned it's citizens not to enter the country as a whole, that is simply untrue. There are travel advisories in specific parts of the country, not the whole damn place. Research before you write things you don't know to be true.

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    10. 5:02 get your head out of your ass you hypocrite. I agree with the poster, you just stay in Iowa since you have never left the state so stay there.

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    11. @10:24 the travel advisories are for every square inch of Mexico. DO YOUR RESEARCH!

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    12. This is for 10:24 - sorry to say it is 100% completely true. You do your research and to help you along here it is and it covers the whole, WHOLE country of Mexico. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/mexico-travel-warning.html

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    13. @3:09PM "The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling to certain parts of Mexico due to the activities of criminal organizations in those areas."

      That is the first sentence in the State Dept. travel advisory. It is written in Bold type. And it clearly states "certain parts of Mexico". It then lists state by state where it is dangerous. How do you interpret as "WHOLE country of Mexico?

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    14. @3:04PM Read my reply to 3:09
      DO YOUR RESEARCH!

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    15. You're more likely to hit the Powerball jackpot than get killed in a mall shooting or school shooting in the US. Meanwhile, various municipalities in Guerrero have some of the highest homicide rates on the entire planet. I'll happily take my chances in the US over Mexico.

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    16. 2:11 funny how there were ‘eyewitnesses’ yet his body was not found until ‘hours’ later.

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    17. dd the “brainchild” of the borderlandbeat. thought they tossed you for your bigoted and opinionated remarks to daily posters. You have had more articles removed and comments deleted then anyone so you are very UNTRUSTWORTHY.

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    18. 11:41 Yes,must be kind of like terrorism in the Middle East where you are afraid to go to packed public places whereas Mexico the opposite,you find safety in public places and try not to be cornered alone like this guy was.Different countries,different tactics.

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    19. americans are shot and killed everyday in every american city in the united states,should we not travel in the us too?

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    20. Just justifying the wall dd. The sooner the better. You can live and raise children in that mess. Defend it all u want. The US has travel restrictions in Somalia and Libya too. Nice list to be on.

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    21. All those southern states have been bad for the last 5-7 years.....looks at Juarez it calmed dramatically

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    22. 7:13 getting shoot removed is due to stepping on the toes of the talibanes, ot because shoot wasn't true, brainchild of nothing, i'll take my chances with El DD...

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    23. Please, keep present when mentionino the middle east, that the Arab cities have been destroyed "to save them" because the cause of privatizing their evil oils is job #1 and that, of course, demonizing them was the way to start the job...

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    24. 11:41 the difference is that in the US the polesias have not been so thoroughly corrupted, and they are still not all bent on murdering, kidnapping, extorting, assassination by caravans of deatb, and the likes to live off the field...
      --while too many support the impunities granted to some of their CONFEDERATE buddies that have proven that black lives do not really matter while their employer cities insurances pay the million dollar settlements to the survivors of their victims and then come back and stick the cities on the back.
      --The American cops still are not beholden by discipline and "zero-to-low" paygrade like the mexican cops

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  2. With all the delinquency in Mexico I do not miss the place one bit, too risky and surprises abound, I will never return ther

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    1. good nobody wants you back

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    2. I won't return either. Municipal police tried to have me killed but I escaped. Cops work with cartels.

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    3. There's places in mexico way more safe than Oakland, chicago, Baltimore, etc. Not to mention zero first world massacres by mentally challenged second amendment carriers.

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    4. Maria,
      You will have to change your last name to Soledad as everyday people go and come from Mexico every day wether it's Guerrero to the south or to the North. I know Hollywood actors who prefer to reside in Mexico most of the year and are only here in Southern California for work. Meaning you can be victim any where just be wise!

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    5. When people get assassinated in mexico, it is usually an isolated incident "during a robbery" or some other shit, it is also a surprise to the victim, i'd say prevention is worth many millions of advise, and cheaper and safer,
      --Boycott mexico, the only beneficiaries are the Mexican government and their Bankster businessmen lobby, they don't even pay taxes...

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    6. that is an ignorant statement maria. are in in the U.S.?

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  3. Poor guy. RIP.

    I know two acquaintances that recently came into a lot of money and like to flash super expensive jewelry and talk about their new possessions. They just told me they are going on vacation to Mexico. I wish them luck with that one.

    Beyond tourism/vacation/crime, my heart hurts for the citizens of the beautiful country that are caught up in all of this violence and have no choice.

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    1. As much as I hate to say this, I am beginning to think a tourist BOYCOTT of at least some of these most dangerous resort areas is the only road to change the way things are going down. Yes, it will be hard on some good hardworking people , but those good hardworking Mexicans are seriously wishing for more security for themselves too. I read recently that SCHOOLS were closed in Acapulco due to insecurity !

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    2. I wonder if tourists leaving the area will impact anything, though. There's always going to be shit going on, and if there's no tourists, that won't affect the bad people.

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  4. Tragic and heartbreaking. Moreover, a senseless act perpetrated by an epidemic of stupidity nowadays.
    Happy birthday regardless. Looks like he lived a good meaningful life. We can’t predict when we are called upon but follow. I believe there’s always a purpose and a plan in life which we are meant to fulfill.

    Condolences
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  5. Not all destinations are dangerous. For example, I checked the state dept records back 20 years and cabo san lucas has zero homicides of american. Guerrero however is an easy call. stay away. Americans living in Mexico can become complacent.

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    1. Yeah, we should all trust “records and statistics” provided by any agency of the Mexican government.

      The state department recently announced it would gather its own information about Americans arrested, victimized or hospitalized in Mexico. They had previously relied on statistics provided by the Mexican government however those stats didn’t match reports collected by the state department of American tourists/citizens.

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    2. Regardless of anything Mexico is dangerous throughout. Just because an American has not been murdered there yet means nothing. I respect your articles and most of your comments but anywhere anyone travels in Mexico is very dangerous. Glad there have been no Americans killed there yet (that we know of). Cabo San Lucas is a relativiely safe haven for tourists but it only takes that one time sad to say. Baja California Sur is the deadliest state in Mexico with more murders and violent crimes then anywhere else in the world. El Salvador is 2nd. So far so good I agree, but time will tell.

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    3. Cabo is a retirement home for what's left of the baby boomers.

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    4. Sorry to say but uncertainty is Mexico.
      One cannot enjoy an evening walk without being vigilant. Furthermore, the lack of security presence whether driving to and from. Moreover, with Municipal officials who rather turn a blind eye than protect.

      Just returned from Texas from the holidays. A designated meeting point for family. Despite the beautiful mountain scenery and tranquil weather at father in laws ranch in Mexico. Security precautions suggest otherwise for safety purposes.
      Truly disappointing.

      Can only imagine the loss of tourism since the violence began? A question which I’m sure many who depend on this income have raised concerns.
      I truly believe that a military presence is required in designated areas of such. Maybe then tourists will feel much safer. Moreover, spend!

      Just a suggestion
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    5. Ixtapa, though? Haven't been since mid- 2000s but that place was pure turismo. They can't have that going on lest they are ready to become Acapulco.

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    6. At 2:26 you are the stupid one. chivis never jses mexico's stats

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  6. And the US is safe? Give me a break. I have lived here 30 years. May Serge rest in peace with God and bring peace to his family.

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    1. 2:46 the US still is safer.
      but you are free to go back and stay in Mexico or anywhere you like, I know you will make a living there even if you only get paid 2.00 dollars A DAY minimum wage and you must spend half of it on meth, or else...God bye and godspeed, arrivederchi!!!

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    2. No the US is not safe. Have you been to Vermont or Wyoming recently? You will get your freaking wig split! Plus that one guy shot up the theater in Colorado and vonmar shooting in omaha ne like 15 years ago. Don't come to the states unless you want to get smoked. Mexico ain't got nothing on the widespread violence up in this piece. Come around Oregon or Iowa and we'll pull your card.

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  7. Every day more parts of Mexico are turning into drug routes, warehouses or labs. This is destroying any remnants of the peaceful Mexico that anyone could travel before the "War on Drugs".

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  8. Went to zihua a couple years ago and loved it but also got an odd feeling. The cab driver knew what I did the day before and I had never met him. Some random local tried to friend me on Facebook. Got followed around the golf course like I was going to stumble on something.. odd stuff.

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  9. It's his own fault, if your going to a dangerous place like mexico make sure you only go and stay in the popular tourist areas.

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  10. I've been living in Mexico for 15 yrs. It is getting worse. I came here to retire, relax, take care of myself. I now worry about walking around town during the daytime as murders happen 24/7. Day or night makes NO difference in the town were I live. Unfortunately, staying healthy and alive means leaving Mexico. Yes, I can still walk around without fear in my Hometown, USA.

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  11. Only time untill the wrong U.S citizen gets killed. Then you can bet the states will make an act of moving in on one of those cartels. They feel needs tobe dealt with.

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  12. I lived in Cabo for 3 years (2011-2013). I personally know two Americans who were killed there and also know about two Canadians killed there during that time. All covered up by the Mexican government. The US State Dept is totally aware of how bad things are there. This year alone Cabo has become on of the most dangerous places in Mexico. 3-5 murders a day.

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    1. But everything chivis says is true i thought..

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    2. 4:05PM

      Be truthful. spreading untruths can hurt people. "personally know of two people" names please. dates please. details please. you personally know them? then the names should be easy.

      now there have been 3 that vanished. all three were into criminality. retail drugs were what two were into, without cartel blessing.

      You give me the names and dates and I will chase facts down.

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    3. Let the business dry up, that is the only way the people can have some peace and the murdering Mexican government gets out of the way, they and their business partners are the only ones that make money off it.

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    4. chivis did the liar send you the names?

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  13. Very sad, seems like a good guy that was in the wrong place at the wrong time. That happens here a lot too in the US, just turn on the news. Most of the murders in Mexico are between rival cartel gangs. Think about that evil and soul-less man that gunned down 500 people in Las Vegas and killed 59 people and the Church massacre in Texas, most shooting massacres occur in the US then any other country.

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    1. while i agree, he knew how dangerous gro is.

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  14. I’m always in Mexico. Puerto Vallarta is very safe and normal unless your chapós kids. Acapulco and Ixtapa a young white hit sticks out as they no longer travel there. I’ve limited my Acapulco trips to once a year. It’s not safe. Anyone who says it is simply is a liar. I no longer wander or go into the back street bars or walk around late because late it’s a ghost town and your a sitting duck. I won’t blame the victim for trying to enjoy the place but what is suspect and would be a stupid risk is wtf was he doing on the beach at 4am. I would never go on the beaches of Guerrero at night. Ever!! Also he’s a city official. Gov workers are banned to go to Guerrero I thought.

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    1. @4:57pm...interesting...

      Happy New Year BB fans, contributors & plus good health Chivas.

      _Canadian girl

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    2. The 4am thing is the white elephant for sure. Doubt we'll ever find out what he was doing as he was alone but if he was on the tail end of his day (as opposed to out for morning jog) I would say something appears at least curious.

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    3. cocaine or meth

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  15. This guy lived in Mexico? Ok yea he knew the risks then.

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  16. Im relocating to Mexico not by choice. What states would you recommend Chivis? Maybe if its not to much trouble list them from best to worst. Thankyou so much

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    1. lets start with cities
      In no particular order:

      In the state of Sonora
      “PP” or Puerto Peñasco, in the northern state of Sonora, a great place to live full or part time. It is easily drivable to the U.S. check it out on Youtube.

      Álamos: beautiful colonial city, historic architecture, huge expat population, it lies in the southern foothills of the Sierra Madre mountain range it bills themselves as “bohemian town that’s home to artists, writers, musicians, and poets,”

      San Carlos also many expats, upscale, on the sea of cortez, stunning with an endless list of activities

      On the Caribbean side: Tulum. Beautiful, only about 20k people.

      San Miguel de Allende many expats. Stunningly beautiful. Easy for expats to live in

      Cabo San Lucas. No matter what you read recently, the hangings on the airport road, CSL is still one of the safest places to live in the world. Not so much in Cabo San Jose, but in CSL it is.


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    2. I live in Mazatlan 8 months a year and would recommend it without hesitation. I knew the gringo personally last year that was setup on Facebook with a gay hookup. If he were still with us he would admit that was a very foolish thing to do even if it would have turned out ok. Other than that it's been very safe for gringos and even Mexicans that aren't involved in illegalities.

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  17. hmmm was he alone? if so, hope this terrible news will help others in the future who think about traveling alone in mainland mex. if you must then go to la saladita where you will find others who are traveling solo surfing good waves.

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  18. A un Amigo mio lo mataron en miami hace unos años en un asalto donde quiera te puede pasar no solo en Mexico como saben en que situacion se metio con que gente andaba.

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  19. I checked Cabo San Lucas crime on internet:
    March 24, 2017, at 6:27 p.m
    CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) —
    Mexican authorities say the remains of three people have been found in the Pacific resort city of Cabo San Lucas.
    Keep in mind that under Nieto Pena's term many crimes are swept under the carpet or not reported.

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    1. americans? or narco related? yes that is what I thought.

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  20. Guerrero is a beautiful place but is full of thugs and corrupt police officers, i feel bad for the honest hard working mecican people. They need to get rid of all the corrupt potliticians first.

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  21. Zona Norte in TJ at 3am on a fri night, its the twilight zone...

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    1. Hell Yea.!!!!!!!!

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    2. @Cid

      Is that where you score meth?

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    3. Amen walked around there in my teen years not doing it ever again.

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  22. You will never catch me in third world Mexico. No thanks. Too much poverty and too much crime. Also a very hostile place towards White Americans because they envy us and the success of our nation.

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    1. Bro you need to be travel more, i read some where that racism is cured by traveling. Am pretty sure you will be left alone with your white self if you give respect to anybody anywhere, third world country Watts California included.

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    2. "success" of your nation? You mean your debt culture? Your country is not even 300 years old. Just go inside any house in America Suburbia and touch the walls, they're HOLLOW, made of sticks, etc.

      Your country is literally a generic empire ready to be replaced by Asia.

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  23. I’m a gringo at lives in Sinaloa.. I feel saver here than back home in the downtown area.. with all the racial issues.. imo these were punks trying to get some Christmas money.. dude was just at the wrong place at the wrong time. RIP..

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  24. I'm old enough to remember when Acapulco was a safe tourist resort town for foreigners and nationals alike. Ixtapa as well. San Miguel de Allende has lost its innocence. To call Cabo San Lucas safe is only relative to the rest of the Republic. The mantas tell it all. In the words of Bob Dylan, "It's not dark yet but it's getting there".

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  25. There is not another country in the world that has such a dichotomy of murder and tourism that I am aware of. Sooner or later the tipping point will arrive and Mexico will legitimately have to deal with this massive problem.The cartels and the very corrupt and inadequate justice system rule the roost. Tequila sunrises can only mask the elephant in the living room for so long. I lived in the country 6 years and no longer return. Too many people making too many excuses and comparing the violence to that of America, which is comparing apples to oranges. And for the record I am not a gringo. When the excuses that are built into the social fabric begin to subside I believe the country will start to move forward on the issue. Can't wait to hear from the transplanted intellectuals residing north of the border who have done so much to try and solve this issue. Quote us some more UN diatribe.

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    1. 7:56 I see you have assimilated the Mexican politician's penchant for cacayacas, but in inglish, I hope you can apply it to mexican problem solving, we gave up...

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    2. The problems that are most likely to get solved are ones that are first recognized. That hasn't occurred yet and for many reasons, cartels, justice system, politicians, tourism and social insecurities and fear. I think the time line for any real permanent change is DECADES away, if at all possible. Mexico used to be the destination foreigners went to rejuvenate their souls because the citizenry was pure and the landscape was unmolested. Unfortunately for Mexico those were days long ago.

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    3. 8:50 and who is to be blamed?
      8 k owexico had the distinction of getting the Olymics of 68 that unleashed the need to murder and disappear hundreds of mexicans in Tlatelolco by US trained generals of the Mexican army, corrupt polesias federales and White Brigade paramilitaries of the Olympic Military Pentathlon.
      They then turned into communist hunters in theory and drug traffickers in practice, dealing with people with money, from the US.

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  26. I have friends going to an all inclusive resort in Acapulco and I am begging them to change their plans but they won’t hear of it “ We won’t be leaving the resort much , we will be fine” ...........well , I can only hope so. I will send them this !!!

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    1. Not everyone is a coward who makes life decisions based on the Internet. When your friends return safe and sound without a hair on their pretty little heads damaged, your comment will look foolish.

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    2. Ja ! That’s hilarious ! Where do you think they found “ The Resort “ Complete with “Real Mexican Fiesta” included. ?? the yellow pages ?
      I sincerely wish them well and BTW, we actually do research for our Posts.

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    3. They'll be fine. No need to beg them. It looks really bad from the internet and I agree it's a bit out of control, but then you get there and like always, the sun shines and sets, the people are nice and if your not out and about much, you are not really at risk nor targeted. It's sad what's happened to Aca though.

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    4. The Diamante zone of Acapulco is pretty safe. 10 minutes from the airport, Myan Palace, Princess,Pierre Marquez are located there. ATP tennis tour is at the Princess hotel every year, the bankers Convention takes place there, with speakers like General Petraeus, Reginal gymnastic tournaments with the likes of Nadia Comanichi.ect...

      We went to the Mega Feria last week to see a group called Molotov. Safe, clean, top notch. We are more afraid to go to fairs in other parts of U.S. They are scummy and full of gang bangers, Disneyland included.
      I agree the rest of Acapulco is a shithole. You must take precautions, as in, do not carry credit cards, take a little bit of money,ect.... He lived in Playas de Tijauna, for christs sake! .
      He new the risks. He probably had too much to drink, and became complacent.It is still no reason to justify him to be murdered. Corruption is destroying Mexico.




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  27. Peńasco is always really relaxed. Haven't had a bad incident ever.

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    1. Except when they tried to arrest Macho Prieto in 2013, he was using a 50 caliber to repel the cuffs...

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  28. The best thing to do,and maybe something can be done about all this crime,is boycott Mexico.I know it sounds messed up,but it’s one of the few ways the government will take noticed.I was commenting about this years back,and actually did stop going to Mexico for many years.I just started going again about 3yrs ago,and only because my grandparents are getting old,and I want to be able to see them in their last years,and also because he part of Zac that I go,got better than it was in 2008-2012

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    1. I go back and forth to Zacatecas every single winter and summer and that’s me driving alone. Not everyone is a coward homie, and not everyone is willing to give up spending time with the family.

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  29. Mexicans in America muder more Americans than Mexicans in Mexico murder americans.
    Same for rapes and robberies!
    Safer for Americans in Mexico than America.
    Just saying!

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  30. Poor guy. May he RIP indeed. It saddens me to hear that BCS is currently the third most dangerous state in Mexico. With all the shootings, hangings and decapitations in CSL, La Paz and elsewhere, it's turning into a horrifying bloodbath down there. Borderland Beat would do us all a great service to not downplay the drug war dangers that are destroying the gente and their culture and now the tourism industry as well. Caveat Emptor!

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  31. He probably said I'm America you can't kill me.
    Then, they laughed and killed him!

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    1. "Probably", the best to to say any nonsense

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  32. It just keep getting worse and there seems to be some denial about it. I've been travelling in Mexico for years and know a number of Mexicans and yet I haven't a clue what can be done.

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  33. There are many destinations for Americans to visit in the US, the Caribbean, and even South America. The travel notification/warning that the State department put out about six months ago regarding travel to Mexico was extensive. Personally, I'd take my chances in Afghanistan rather than vacation in Mexico. It's a beautiful country, but I haven't visited since 2009 and may not visit for decades again, if ever. The risks are just to great too justify a vacation there. I hope Mexico finds a way to keep it's citizens safe and stabilize the security issues that are present.

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  34. other than the story of americans among the 10 killed with 2 survivors in car crash in Mexico link sent in, here is another story out of Costa Rica with no survivors:

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/12/31/costa-rica-plane-crash-kills-12-including-10-visitors.html

    Bloody holiday season looking Black

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  35. 99% of you have no idea what you’re talking about

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    1. But you.... Anonymous are the 1% who knows. Good job!!!!

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    2. Enlighten us then wise one.

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    3. And you are that one percent who does?

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    4. 5:20 you are on the 10% problem peepol in the world.

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  36. 5:20 and what about the other half?

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  37. This like a Friday the 13th movie...one of your friends gets hacked to pieces, the rest are missing and you decide to go take a shower!!

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  38. Really tragic that this happened to a man who was there for his love of Mexico.
    I don’t we should assume anything about the 4am part and what he was doing, we will probably never know, we are going by Mexican Police reports at this time and everyone here must know by now how that goes. RIP and HB to Doug and condolences to his loved ones on both sides of the Border.

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  39. I was born and raised in Chula Vista, Ca. and have lived in I.B. for the last 8 years. I also lived in San Antonio del mar , col. libertad and Guaycura all communities in and around Tijuana Mexico.
    Mexico can be a hostile enviorment just like any place else in the world . While i was adventuring in mexico i have to admit i lived a semi dangerous life . I even walked from centro tj to lbertad and to Guaycura in the wee hours of the morning ALONE and unarmed . Nothing ever happened to me not even a verbal confrontation. Its all about respect . Respect the people around you no matter how rich or poor they might be, humble yourself. In reading the report . i see he was out and about at 4 am . this is a red flag . like someone said . this is bad boy time. then there was the fact that the body was seenand left for 4 hours. this is telling me that the guys that shot him were KNOWN BAD BOYS maybe even undercover cops . the 3rd thing that catches my eye is that , if im not mistaken . he was the treasurer for the city of I.B. im not saying he was crooked . just an interesting point.

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    1. Wait. You just said you used to walk in the "wee hours of the morning alone" and nothing ever happened to you. But then you're blaming him for being out at 4 am?

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    2. I'm a white girl and I've walked through Central America, New Orleans, and Los Angeles and haven't had too much happen. That doesn't mean I'm better/smarter than this poor guy, though. It just means I was lucky. Yeah, of course we know to walk we know where we're going and don't look like a tourist, and don't get drunk and lost and stagger around. This poor guy probably already knew that, though, and it still didn't help.

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    3. Yes, respect and moral is something these generaciones lack. I have a lot of family in Coahuila,Durango,Monterrey and Matamoros all but one cousin ever got it trouble with the "bad boys"(narcos) and ""good boyz""(placas) he is the pot head of the family so go figure.

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  40. Media group: 81 reporters died world wide, threats soared in 2017

    http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/media-group-81-reporters-died-threats-soared-2017-52060167?cid=clicksource_4380645_8_hero_headlines_headlines_hed

    Countries with the highest numbers of media killings:

    Mexico: 13
    Afghanistan: 11
    Iraq: 11
    Syria: 10
    India: 6
    Philippines: 4
    Pakistan: 4
    Nigeria: 3
    Somalia: 3
    Honduras: 3

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  41. so an american citizen was killed in mexico ?how many americans are killed in america in one day?

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  42. No pasa mucho para los turistas pero por nosotros en los barrios, los cosas están tan terrrible , no puedemos salir de nuestras casas a noche, tenemos temor por nuestra niños cuando se fueron para escuela, tenemos temor a hacer un paseo en un parque o pasa el día por la playa; hay drogadictos en todas partes.

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  43. THE 4AM STORY IS A LIE. and remember there are several bars on that strip of sand.

    who said 4am?

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  44. In many places in the world, "some" people literally make themselves to be targets for violent victimization... robbery, rape, murder.

    I am not blaming them for their victimization, just pointing out how some people unknowingly put on a huge neon sign on themselves that glow and blink brightly "victimize me."

    Survival in dangerous places requires knowing how to not wear a victim sign. This is not as easy as it sounds because it requires both inate survival instincts and learned behaviors within proscribed environments.

    Lots of what I am alluding to is mostly cultural and environment specific. Briefly, think of all it takes to survive in a venomous snake, and predator infested jungle where one must learn thousands of specialized things to promote life and avoid death.

    A characteristic of higher civilizations is that they have evolved systems of rewards and punishments that together help preserve the civilization. Notions of "Right and wrong" get internalized through teaching, rites, rituals, and ceremonies.

    Things run smoothly if no undue forces disrupt or destroy the stability or basic nature of the civilization in question. Think of famine, war, disease epidemics, drought, or invasions by foreign agents with their own ways of defining things.

    I see Mexico as caught in a powerful culture disrupting/ destroying storm. This storm is multifactored with contributing winds from many places.

    To me, seen as above Mexico's has been assaulted by serious civilization (culture) changing forces such as those that come from globalization, TV, mechanization, computerization, and ..., of course, the narco-cultura with its powerful and pervasive influences on things like language, music, social relationships, and economics.

    Culturally speaking, the Mexico that existed 50 years ago is gone forever and a new Mexico is being born and evolving out of diverse and multifarious forces acting on it.

    What does all this have to do with a gringo tourist getting shot dead for his wallet and watch.... or just because?

    To me, in the Mexico of today, social mores and contains against mayhem and murder are weak or virtually none existent. People with evil intentions can cheat, steal, rob, rape, and murder with virtual impunity or little fear of serious consequences.

    Why? Because the police, courts, and social and governmental institutions are corrupted and/or manned by inadequate people with inadequate resources. What follows is the "y que?" conclusion by outlaws that they can rob, rape,and kill with impunity.

    So, I tell my gringo friend, "Stay away from Mexico because you don't know the culture or how to act in in it. Mexico is a land in which civilization has broken down. Although on the surface they may seem "normal"Mexicans have changed in important ways from how they were. For example, with respect to victimhood, crime and violence, don't expect Mexicans to even "see" you getting cheated, robbed, raped or murdered! With an ineffective and corrupted criminal justice system, Why should they get themselves involved and then maybe get killed for their good citizenship? In stable healthy societies, criminals may NOT act out of the fear that good citizens will intercede or testify against them to solve crime. In broken down societies like Mexico, good citizens are paralyzed into fearful blindness and inaction. "No videos nada." "YA TE DIJE, CABRONE, NO VI NADA!"

    So, in closing, I warn my "clueless"* friends to stay far away from lawless Mexico.
    Mexico-Watcher
    * Clueless = the state of not knowing where one is and how to behave in specific environments.

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    1. Good post! Hey, this is a stupid question, but I'm just curious. When I am walking towards a person on the sidewalk, I always look oncomers right in the eyes and say hi briefly. My friend said never to do this, as it's a sign of subservience. She said to look away from them. That seems subservient to me. I'm a woman walking alone. I make sure my posture and gait look confident. What do you think, though - eye contact, or not? I know it depends on the culture, too.

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    2. 10:06 If you are a woman, men are not looking at your eyes in that situation, specially if they are not pickpockets, and when you pass each other, you know perfectly the men will turn and make sure there is nobody behind you.
      Hey, don't blame us, we don't mean bad or naughty, it only means we admire women but most of us are too dumb to say "HI" and make contact for reals, some call it natural selection,
      I prefer to call it cold blood looking for a warm up.

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  45. While a press release issued by Mexico's Guerrero State Attorney General Monday claims Bradley may have had a substance addiction, his ex-girlfriend and friends vehemently deny this."

    This is from a news article

    ://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/New-Details-on-Imperial-Beach-Official-Doug-Bradleys-Killing-in-Mexico-467691733.html%3famp=y

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    1. When the attorney generals start talking like that,
      you can see the whitewash getting real thin and transparent...

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  46. mexiconewsdaily.com/news/backlash-after-victim-linked-to-drug-use/

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