Please, I am genuinely looking for a way to ease fears of a member of my family back home. I am not looking to debate or banter about "safety" in MX. Of course, everyone is welcome to comment as this is the internet.
I have a very dear cousin who is concerned about our safety - we are planning a weekend trip to Acapulco soon. She sent me a link to an NPR story http://www.npr.org/...ives-bloody-drug-war
And even prefaced the email with "feel free to call me a paranoid American, but isnt there anyother place you would rather go?"
She is a very educated woman, who cares for me and my family a lot. I don't want to simply reply "a lot of foreign media overplay the situation" , I would like to link her to a more accurate reporting of goings on in Mexico. Before you ask, yes - she would actually spend time reading a link if I sent one.
I hope not too many of you rolled your eyes reading this thread ;) she is a dear cousin and friend and I don't want her to worry the whole time we are there. Of course, we will excersize caution, won't be driving a Hummer, wearing head to toe diamond jewelry or be toting our iPads everywhere. :)