Jun 12, 2012, 8:19 PM
Post #24 of 28
This sort of stuff happens so often in, and around Puerto Vallarta, that it is rarely reported by the English language papers.
That is not true on several levels.
"This sort of stuff: does not happen "so often." It does happen, but Vallarta is a sizeable city. We've lived in Bucerias almost 7 years, and I can remember maybe 5 murders in Bucerias, tops, in that time.
Also, the English language papers do not cover this type of thing no matter how often theyhappen. They are tourist oriented publications. It wouldn't further their causes to do anything to lower tourism.
As far as the incident yesterday at Mega, well, by yesterday afternoon and certainly today, it appears to be business as usual. It is hardly a new suburban shopping mall with big box stores, there is Mega, several banks, PiksClub and one Chinese take-out place. People still need groceries, still need to go to the bank. The vehicles you will see in the lot there are like anywhere else, pretty much run of the gamut from crappy to nice.
After the murder in Starbucks in Nuevo Vallarta this year, I noticed no change in business.
Toyota FJ's are not like Hummers, and they are driven by the tourist police, not by "the top cops."
JR, did I miss anything?
(This post was edited by sioux4noff on Jun 12, 2012, 8:21 PM)