Author Topic: Anyone FIRE and move to Mexico?  (Read 5223 times)

DreamFIRE

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Re: Anyone FIRE and move to Mexico?
« Reply #50 on: July 24, 2018, 02:50:54 PM »
There's so much corruption in Mexico, including law enforcement, that I think a lot of crime is not reported and accounted for.  A friend of mine in Mexico City has experienced home invasion and a mugging where they forced to take money from an ATM and multiple burglaries of their home in an upscale neighborhood.  That's anecdotal,  but I can't think of a single person I know here in the U.S. with that history.

At least it's not hot there.

Oh yah. My sister also had her apartment broken into and all their electronics stolen, and that was in a doorman building. They haven't reported any of it because why bother.

She also has had her phone/wallet stolen multiple times. And she is hyperviligent compared to the US, but it only takes a moment, and as a white person she is a target. So that sucks.

My friend isn't even white.  She's a native Mexican and looks like it.

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Re: Anyone FIRE and move to Mexico?
« Reply #51 on: July 25, 2018, 07:27:27 PM »
There's so much corruption in Mexico, including law enforcement, that I think a lot of crime is not reported and accounted for.  A friend of mine in Mexico City has experienced home invasion and a mugging where they forced to take money from an ATM and multiple burglaries of their home in an upscale neighborhood.  That's anecdotal,  but I can't think of a single person I know here in the U.S. with that history.

At least it's not hot there.

Oh yah. My sister also had her apartment broken into and all their electronics stolen, and that was in a doorman building. They haven't reported any of it because why bother.

She also has had her phone/wallet stolen multiple times. And she is hyperviligent compared to the US, but it only takes a moment, and as a white person she is a target. So that sucks.
What area of Mexico?

Mexico City. I can't remember the name of her neighborhood but it so the one right by the big park- Condesa maybe?  Her phone was stolen in Playa del Carmen (I was there for that so I remember), and the kidnapping I can't remember where they were.

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Re: Anyone FIRE and move to Mexico?
« Reply #52 on: July 26, 2018, 11:17:02 AM »
Thanks for the update @MayDay