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Legalization of drug use in Mexico

  1. May 3, 2006 #1

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    Won't they wreck their "Spring Break" industry? No way in hell will American parents let their kids go down there if this passes. Not the ones who have any sense anyway.

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/americas/05/01/mexico.drugs.ap/
     
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  3. May 3, 2006 #2

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    Funny...I was thinking just the opposite. In fact I wondered if this wasn't part of the motivation.
     
  4. May 3, 2006 #3

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    The kids that would be doing drugs there are probably already doing the drugs here.
     
  5. May 3, 2006 #4
    This is issue is about rhe corruption in law enforcement in Mexico. Not that it is going to change anything, but currently a person apprehended with drugs in their possesion is arrested or not arrested depending on how big a bribe he/she can pay the Mexican policeman.

    For the most part the Mexican police look the other way where tourists, and booze or drugs are concerened, especially in the resort areas. On the other hand always have a $20 bill ready to hand over if you are stopped for a traffic violation.
     
  6. May 3, 2006 #5

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    and that's the naive outlook on Mexican police! They really don't need a reason to try to extort you out of money. My cousin went down there ... twice... and let's see, first time the police said they were going to arrest him for literally no reason (they actually said no reason) and he gave them $100 and off he went. Second time they actually brought him into jail for no reason again. He only slipped the guard $20 though and was let loose so that wasn't as worse.

    I swear i already made this threads.

    MIH is more popular then me :cry: :cry: :cry:

    And what parents in their right mind actually "let" their kids go to mexico? The kids just go. If the parents are bad enough/out of position (kids too old) to let (or don't have any control) them go pre-law, what's going to give them the power to stop them now? What parent is naive enough to think "oh going to TJ? I'm sure you won't get drunk off your ass! Go sweetie, have fun on the beach and at the kids playground".
     
  7. May 3, 2006 #6
    What a great way to help with illegal drug dealersimmagtion
     
  8. May 4, 2006 #7

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    Under pressure from the US government (apparently) -

     
  9. May 4, 2006 #8

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    I'm sorry, little Penguin. I looked before I posted but I did not see your thread. I apologize. Here, have a herring.
     
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