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Old 02-03-2018, 04:45 PM
 
Location: On the road
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Why? You're afraid you'll join all those other Americans rotting in Cuban prisons for breaking US laws? That makes sense.
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Old 02-04-2018, 04:33 AM
 
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How can you say Haiti is unsafe and dangerous then turn around and recommend the most dangerous country in the world in Mexico ����
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Old 02-04-2018, 05:08 AM
 
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Mexico is a very large country, with areas that are safe and other areas that are unsafe. It's not the most dangerous country in the world by any measure, even those murder stats lists that show the worse being Honduras or El Salvador are misleading because it's almost all gang-on-gang crime in bad parts of their large cities.

Countries like Afghanistan and Somalia are far worse.
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Old 02-04-2018, 03:00 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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How can you say Haiti is unsafe and dangerous then turn around and recommend the most dangerous country in the world in Mexico ����
If Mexico was the most dangerous country in the world, it wouldn't have the highest number of American retirees.
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Old 02-04-2018, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Tulsa
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If Mexico was the most dangerous country in the world, it wouldn't have the highest number of American retirees.
Retirees concentrate in a few safe towns.
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Old 02-05-2018, 12:25 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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Retirees concentrate in a few safe towns.
Regardless of where they concentrate, the fact that it's #1 retirement destination choice for Americans pretty much debunks the 'Mexico is the most dangerous country in the world' claim.

Besides, if you travel often enough, you'll notice that expats tend to live where other expats also live, regardless of which country. It is what it is.
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Old 02-05-2018, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Tulsa
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Regardless of where they concentrate, the fact that it's #1 retirement destination choice for Americans pretty much debunks the 'Mexico is the most dangerous country in the world' claim.

Besides, if you travel often enough, you'll notice that expats tend to live where other expats also live, regardless of which country. It is what it is.
Well, I have to agree on that one.

There are plenty of dangerous countries in the world, I doubt Mexico can even make the list of top 10.
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Old 02-08-2018, 07:42 PM
 
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So how about like dining, going out for drinks/to browse galleries at Fabrica Arte Cubano Or Hemingway’s Daiquiri spot, hitting a baseball game, classic car ride, Vinales Tour etc.? From a cautious perspective would all those seem to be okay?
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Old 02-08-2018, 07:57 PM
 
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Nope sorry.

A Cuban low-level customs guy who barely speaks English would select you among the thousands of cruise boat day-trippers, page through the photos on your phone, find one of you having fun at a baseball game, then take you to a back room where he would threaten to report you to the Treasury Department, which despite manpower shortages is very interested in Americans who might be doing recreational things in Cuba. They would probably pull someone aside who had been busy pouring over facebook photos of recent Cuba visitors doing math on timelines to determine whether "excessive" had been breached, who would initiate proceedings for a very expensive grand jury to take a look at these photos in baseball game in Cuba. Surely some fed prosecutor would be standing there dramatically pointing out your smile and a Cuban cigar tilting from your mouth.

You don't want to mess around there man, because despite it being a US policy that nobody can find any evidence of being enforced among the thousands of tourists we should maintain a fear that the Cubans (being a dictatorship and all) will decide they want to enforce US Treasury Dept policy so you'd be thrown in a dank dungeon for years. His crime? Baseball, senor... Baseball.
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Old 02-09-2018, 04:49 AM
 
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extortion can be possible and we do not know if or how much that goes on .it really is not hard to pin out americans .

but regardless like i said if i agree to behave a certain way in a unknown country by signing a legal document than i abide by it . i find there is no reason for us to go to cuba and do questionable acts . if you are inclined to do it, it is up to you . .
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