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Old 06-23-2008, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Yootó
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What is that deal with Juarez right now? Has the violence subsided? Is it safe to go to Washington Dental for the day?

What kind of ID do you need to get back into the US now? Just a driver's license or more?
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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If I were you I'd go to J-Town only during the day. All you need to say at the US port of entry is "Amercian Citizen". On the Mexican side declare "nada" or nothing.

Put your large bills in your shoe and your small bills in your pocket....just in case the "policia" stops you. You can pay him off on the spot. Dont mean to scare you but this is the reality of it now.

I think that is it. Anybody else?

Last edited by Smooth from ELP; 06-23-2008 at 01:13 PM.. Reason: Add on
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Old 06-23-2008, 02:36 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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If I were you I'd go to J-Town only during the day. All you need to say at the US port of entry is "Amercian Citizen". On the Mexican side declare "nada" or nothing.

Put your large bills in your shoe and your small bills in your pocket....just in case the "policia" stops you. You can pay him off on the spot. Dont mean to scare you but this is the reality of it now.

I think that is it. Anybody else?
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Take his advise, and we will be having a remembrance of you on here, because you'll be dead.

This link tells you what you need. You need a Passport or a birth certificate ( original not a copy ) to come back into America from Mexico. Plus a picture ID from a state or government.

Mexico

This link will tell you to not goto Mexico.

MIG: Mexico Travel Alert (http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_3028.html - broken link)

US Soldiers are forbidden to goto Mexico. If your in the military and you goto Mexico.. you will be face severe UCMJ punishment.

SO WITH THAT ALL SAID... STAY OUT OF MEXICO!
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Old 06-23-2008, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Yootó
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Thanks, I knew it had gotten worse over there, but had not really paid attention to how far it had deteriorated. Looks like the wild, wild west with machine guns.
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Old 06-23-2008, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Thanks, I knew it had gotten worse over there, but had not really paid attention to how far it had deteriorated. Looks like the wild, wild west with machine guns.
I went to a dentist in J-town once about 15 years ago. He drilled into a tooth and realized he did not have anymore filling!!! I had to wait in his waiting room for 4 hours until he got some more. Never again did I go over there for that.
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:01 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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If I were you I'd go to J-Town only during the day. All you need to say at the US port of entry is "Amercian Citizen". On the Mexican side declare "nada" or nothing.

Put your large bills in your shoe and your small bills in your pocket....just in case the "policia" stops you. You can pay him off on the spot. Dont mean to scare you but this is the reality of it now.

I think that is it. Anybody else?

I put my money in my shoes to when I go
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:19 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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has anyone ever been in an car accident or knew anyone in an car accident in Mexico and how did that turn out, Im scared to drive there and after reading that link Im scared to go to Mexico again
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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has anyone ever been in an car accident or knew anyone in an car accident in Mexico and how did that turn out, Im scared to drive there and after reading that link Im scared to go to Mexico again

Never been in a wreck there but I had a guy tap me on the fender when I was yielding on a right turn. Apparently he thought I was taking too long. I was alone and he had three others so I had to bite my tongue.
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Old 06-23-2008, 07:34 PM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Thanks, I knew it had gotten worse over there, but had not really paid attention to how far it had deteriorated. Looks like the wild, wild west with machine guns.
Did somebody say wild west?
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Suite B4
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Here's one story from the CNN world section....
E-mail warns of bloody weekend in Mexican border city
http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/americas/05/23/mexico.violence.ap/index.html

This is one from Reuters...
http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews....dName=worldNews
Mexican drug hitmen dump four heads in ice chests

Here's one from the Australian abc.net.....
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/05/24/2254451.htm
Mexican drug hitmen dump heads in eskies

Here's one from the Guardian in the UK....
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/7537558 (broken link)
Mexico homicides jump 47 percent
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