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Mexican Tourism Plan Goes Awry

Filed under: International — DRJ @ 5:09 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

A group of reporters traveling in Mexico to promote tourism were abducted by angry locals and later released:

“A government media tour to promote tourism in southwestern Mexico went awry when machete-wielding Indians briefly kidnapped 13 reporters on the trip, officials said Sunday. Fifteen people trying to film a beer commercial were also abducted.”

That turned out to be the bad idea of the week.


7 Responses to “Mexican Tourism Plan Goes Awry”

  1. I have enjoyed visits to Mexico in the past and used to have friends there. It is increasingly dangerous to go near the place, especially anything north of Mazatlan or Monterrey. I’d sooner visit Iraq.

    Mike K (82f374)

  2. Did the indians squirt them with limes for being idiots like in the commercials?

    Mexico still has those pockets of tribal identity… I’m sure a few pallets of Modelo’s will soothe the pain for the Nahua’

    SteveG (7d4c78)

  3. if i want to visit Mexico, in all its glory, Van Nuys is much closer.

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  4. I hope someone can explain to all involved how they just messed themselves up.

    MD in Philly (5a98ff)

  5. I can hear the production meeting now:

    “Come to Mexico! Even the macheteros are ni….”

    No, that doesn’t work.

    “You’re safe in Mexico unless you like Corona Beer!”

    Yeah, that’s it.

    Virtual Insanity (d93c26)

  6. Been visiting PV for 26 years, did not go last year or this year and probably not again for many years until the wars down there cease, which if left to the government to stop, it will never happen.

    WILLIAM (af130e)

  7. Tourism is an industry that’s constantly growing. It is one of the stuff that feed many societies as it offers travelers a chance to relax and experience new stuff. The field of tourism is so vast which the type and number of tourism jobs is practically incalculable

    Tourism Jobs (d10d76)

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