Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Mexican Government - "It's Safe",Then The Media Was Promptly Kidnapped

At this point, there's not a donkey show in the world that could get me to visit Mexico. I just feel like all us gringos are getting kidnapped the second we step across the border.

Well . . . the Mexican government HATES that we're all scared to travel there, and they decided to do something about it. So they took a group of 13 reporters on a tour of southwest Mexico to prove just how safe and tourist-friendly the country is.

And . . . the reporters were promptly KIDNAPPED.

Surprisingly enough, the kidnappers weren't drug lords . . . they were MACHETE-WIELDING Nahua Indians, who are in a serious territorial war with other indigenous groups over land all over the country.

A group of 15 people who were filming a beer commercial for Corona were also kidnapped by the Nahua.

Fortunately, all 28 people were released after the Nahua questioned them and decided they weren't a threat . . . but the Nahua refused to give back their cameras and other equipment.

The U.S. State Department still has a travel warning reminding all of us to be very careful when we travel to Mexico . . . especially the most dangerous areas like the southwest.

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