Jul 5, 2011, 9:31 AM
Post #13 of 38
If they have lived full time in Mexico for 6 years, why didn't they have at least one cell phone if there wasn't a land line in the house?
In over 6 years in Mexico I've never met Mexicans who have so little compassion that they would treated foreigners this way.
It was a gated community and they didn't have any neighbors who would help them if the security guard was so uninterested? Something about this story doesn't ring true.
Axixic, I share your questions about this story. I'm not saying it didn't happen, but like you, it flies in the face of my own experiences with Mexico and Mexicans. I have trouble taking this too seriously when it is posted anonymously, and when even the group posting it says it has only verified SOME aspects of the story. If this is legit, I wonder why it wouldn't have been reported to mainstream media. They say something about protecting their neighbors and the area, but IMO airing the truth would better protect the neighbors, and if the area or that complex is truly dangerous, people should be warned away.
Even if this story is true, I see no reason to conclude that this speaks in any general way about life in Mexico. A couple of years ago, there was huge media attention about the home invasion robbery of a doctor and his family in Connecticut, in which the bad guys beat the husband with a baseball bat, killed the mother, raped one of the daughters, and torched the house killing the two daughters. The badly beaten husband managed to crawl away from the fire and survived. Naturally, no one argued it was time for everyone to move out of Connecticut or the US. Sadly, bad stuff happens all over the world.