Safety in Mexico- It’s All Relative

Mexico Retold


This article was commissioned by the Hub Oaxaca in an effort to help inform participants of the Impact Hub Gathering and was written with a focus on Oaxaca.


When I tell people that I live in Mexico, I brace myself for the inevitable questions, “Isn’t it really dangerous there?” “Is it really as bad as the news reports say?” “Aren’t you going to get kidnapped and beheaded living there?”

Although I have heard the questions about safety in Mexico a thousand times, I understand why, the news all over the world coming out of Mexico is pretty grim.

I have always been careful with my response to questions about Mexico’s safety and have until now, shied away from writing about it, because I have a responsibility to my readers to tell it how it is and because I don’t want to minimize what is happening here. I have read…

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