Counsel general says travel to Mexico is safe despite Salcedo slaying

This from KPCC

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Mexican consul general in Los Angeles Juan Marcos Gutierrez-Gonzalez said that the investigation’s taken on high priority in Mexico. “I spoke to several members of the community of El Monte, that communicate to me the concern and I immediately talked to the ambassador of Mexico in the United States, who at the time was in Mexico City. That helped and the undersecretary, at the maximum level.”

Mexican authorities have said they believe the killings were the work of area drug cartels. On Monday, thousands of people attended a candlelight vigil at which Salcedo’s brother urged those in attendance to pressure Mexican officials to find the gunmen.

Consul Gutierrez-Gonzalez said that the slaying, while tragic, should not discourage travelers from visiting his country as long as they take precautions about their surroundings. “You can travel to Mexico. We invite you to visit Mexico but once there, take your precautions. I’m not saying the Salcedos didn’t take their precautions. I think they are victims of something else we don’t know yet.”

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  • Mike

    Blah, Blah. Lock down border going in Mexico until they turn over killers to U.S.

  • Poet

    Quote from Mexican consul general in Los Angeles Juan Marcos Gutierrez-Gonzalez: “You can travel to Mexico. We invite you to visit Mexico but once there, take your precautions. I’m not saying the Salcedos didn’t take their precautions. I think they are victims of something else we don’t know yet.”

    So, the Salcedo’s were victims of “something else” they don’t know yet and it’s SAFE for the rest of us? What a bunch of non-sense! At a minimum, we should all boycott travel to Durango, Mexico.

  • Mike

    Waiting for Mexican Government to make formal request for millions of dollar’s reimbusement from the U.S. for lack of American Tourist trade/Money past few weeks and bet they get it.

  • John1

    Mr. Gonzalez, How stupid do you think Americans are?, we can read.
    *This article can also be accessed if you copy and paste the entire address below into your web browser.
    http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/jan/07/mexican-rights-activist-killed-in-border-city

  • Anonymous

    Wonder what type of Security Detail/Bodyguards Mr.Juan Gonzales has when he visits his Motherland?

    “Mexico Opens New Year With 69 Drug Murders in One Day.”

    1-12-10, Associated Press, posted on front page of Fox News