This is an election year and presidential elections in Mexico usually imply an uptick in violence between warring factions, such as the May 20 violence in Guadalajara fully reported on by the international press. The chances of expats being caught in the crossfire are low and the Mexico constitution provides specific guidance about foreign involvement in Mexican politics. It’s always good in an election year to be reminded of our rights and responsibilities as foreigners and this article from the Yucatan Times spells it out for us.
I’ve been to Guadalajara three times in the past two weeks and stayed overnight, but I am careful to check my surroundings and not travel alone. In every country, all at times it’s important to be aware, but not fearful. Don’t let these sensational reports deter you from pursuing your Lakeside dream.
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