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April 1, 2009

March was an unfortunate month for two USA communities that suffered mass exectutions of 18 innocent US citizens in rural USA.  This grim statistic, ALONE, far exceeds the number of innocent US citizens who traveled/live in Baja  Mexico, during not only March, but ALL OF 2007, 2008 AND 2009; the time  period that the US media has focused attention on  the so called “Mexican drug war”.

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Young man, US citizen found dead in TJ

March 31, 2009

Mr. SHANE Pennington’s body was found  in Playas de Tijuana in the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 24, 2009.  He was a victim of a stabbing, in which his own knife was  allegedly used. Read more…

BAGHDAD in Baja? or Baja Bashing?

March 26, 2009

As recent as Tuesday March 23, 2009, Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) said there is more danger in that region than in the Middle East.“Mexico is more dangerous than Iraq,” Culberson said. “There were more deaths in Mexico than there were in Iraq.” However, when one reads the BALANCE of the findings, what the misaligned congressman is comparing are the deaths/capita in Juarez City, in 2008, vs. Baghdad!!!! Read more…

MURDER by MEDIA: What Misleading News Coverage is Doing to Mexico

March 23, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009 (article By Hugo Torres, Mayor of Rosarito Beach, Baja Californisa)

” In Rosarito Beach, as in much of Mexico, we are fighting two battles these days.

One is against organized crime. The other is against misleading media coverage that wrongly implies that much of Mexico is unsafe for visitors and residents – which is devastating our economy.

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March 13, 2009

Isn’t fascinating how the media spin has worked to exaggerate, sensationalize the ‘drug war” stats to deter/dissuade spring breakers from going to Baja, and MEANWHILE PALM SPRINGS who was losing their tails, REBOUNDS!  GEE what a surprise! 

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U.S. Dept. of State Travel Advisory 2/20/09 Review

February 22, 2009

The Mexico travel alert released by the Dept. of State, is issued on February 20th, right before the spring break period begins.   The advisory is NOT  a “warning” which is the more serious type that would be issued, if in fact the situation warranted the same.  Apparently it did not.

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Houston Chronicle:”Caught in ‘Chaos’ More than 200 Americans Killed in Mexico since 2004″: UP for a game of BALDERDASH???

February 10, 2009

(Original article written  By Lise Olsen in the HOUSTON CHRONICLE: statements in blue) Baja related info in RED

“More than 200 U.S. citizens have been slain in Mexico’s escalating wave of violence since 2004 — an average of nearly one killing a week, according to a Houston Chronicle investigation into the deaths.” “The U.S. State Department tracks most American homicides abroad, but the department releases minimal statistics and doesn’t include victims’ names or details about the deaths. The Chronicle examined hundreds of records to document the personal tragedies behind them.”

The subtitle itself (200+ US citizens) is misleading and untrue.

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February 6, 2009

On Feburary 5, 2009, FOX NEWS commentator Bill Oreilly  during his “talking points memo” asserted that the “Mexican Drug War” accounted for 5800 deaths in 2008, whereas in Iraq in 2008, only 350 American soldiers were killed. His conclusion was that Iraq was safer for Americans than being in Mexico!

 Bill O’reilly who insists that the media “spin” stops with him “spun” more facts into that 1 minute segment than a crack smoking circus monkey on a gyroscoping beach ball! Read more…


January 30, 2009

Welcome to the BajaTravelAdvisorBlog, which is a dynamic extension to  This BLOG is published on a periodic basis to keep track of any relevant Baja Travel Related news as it affects tourism in Baja and in particular the Gold Coast of Baja, that extends from Tijuana, to Ensenada. 

Since 2006, the USA media, including press, pundits, websites, blogs, etc., have been publishing a wide array of negative publicity directed towards Mexico, and in particular the state of Baja Norte.  Although there is factual basis to a portion of some of these claims, we do not concur that the danger, in any,  is directed at innocent US tourist.  In fact, we believe that Baja, especially outside of TJ, is as safe as a travel destination as most any other in the world.  However, there are fearmongers in the US media whose reports are designed to deter tourism and real estate opportunities in Baja Mexico.  We intend to expose any type of yellow journalism, of this nature, and give our readers a different perspective than the xenophobic  press, pundits and policiticians, embeded in the US media.

This blog will review any Baja Travel News that is designed to discourage tourism, and to analyze the validity and veracity of the published information. We invite you and encourage you to review our information, share your thoughts and submit any other articles that you feel warrant discussion.