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    coincidentally today just this morning I found this report in the Sacremento Bee newspaper:
    "Secretary of Tourism Gloria Guevara Manzo vouched for the safety of tourist destinations in Mexico, and encouraged visitors from the United States to enjoy the best of what Mexico has to offer.
    According to Guevara, out of more than 2,500 counties in Mexico only 80 are prone to violence, dismissing media claims that the entire state has seen an increase in drug-related violent activity. Guevara also notes that 90 percent of Americans go to six destinations in Mexico, none of which are included in the 80 troubled counties.

    As with any tourist in any new destination, Guevara recommends visitors carry a map to avoid being lost in unfamiliar territory. She also recommends that visitors explore outside of the typical destinations, suggesting Huatulco and Oaxaca for a more traditional Mexican cultural experience, or Campeche for those interested in the Mayan culture."
    Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/08/31/3875443/mexican-tourism-secretary-reassures.html#ixzz1Wemdz000
    And another American columnist, in Seattle, says she has always felt safe walking the streets in Oxaca.
    Hope that helps.
    Phil over 9 years ago

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    I can't agree more with Phil. Oaxaca is one of the cities I suggest The mostrar to visitors to Mexico. Not only because its safety standards, but because its culinary delights. If yours is an adventurous stomach and pallate, Oaxaca is one of your zafe beta when visiting Mexico. over 9 years ago

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    Yes it is!! Just be precautious as everywhere else... You'll love the city, the food, the buildings, the artisans... Great article Phill found is true... over 9 years ago

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    Im a local an oaxaca is a really safe and calm city, people is warm and friendly, yo won't have trouble making frinds and finding help every where. We're used to tourists and we like them

    Also its a samall town in which you can walk and bike over 9 years ago

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    I have traveled to Oaxaca many times and have always felt very safe. The people are kind and welcoming and the food is fantastic! Go soon! You will love it! over 9 years ago

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    Well... You will find magic there. Not violence... over 9 years ago

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