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WASHINGTON STATE
posts: 11
reviews: 8
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The posts onThis site are all old. Any up to date info?

Queretaro, Mexico
Destination Expert
for Queretaro
posts: 13,411
reviews: 10
1. Re: Security

They are old because nothing has really changed.

Columbus, OH
posts: 304
reviews: 1
2. Re: Security

Well, SteveMex you are right that nothing has changed in a long time, but your answer could be misleading, depending on which posts WECAME has read. Things certainly have changed since 2006.

There were major problems associated with the teacher's strike in 2006 that led to a lot of civil unrest and closed off much of the tourist area. Touristswere not under threat unless they wandered into a confrontation but that meant they they had to stay away from the center of town and there really was not much "touristing' to be done.

By early 2007, however, all was peaceful and there have been no major problems since. There have been strikes and protests, but they have been peaceful and are only a minor annoyance to tourists who might be blocked from a particular venue for a while.

Security for tourists in general is excellent. We spend several months there every winter and feel safe traveling anywhere in the historical center and the adjacent barrios as well as the craft villages throughout the valley. The Oaxacans welcome tourists.

There probably are areas that are not safe at night just as there are in any city in America of this size. Our Mexican friends have warned us not to go to the large Abastos Market at night; they don't go there either, but that is the only area anywhere close to the tourist area that I know of that could be a problem.

But of course, you need to take the usual precautions of travelers everywhere: watch your purse/wallet in the crowded markets, don't get in fights or pick someone up in bars, don't insult Mexican culture. And women should dress somewhat more conservatively than in the U. S. (shorts and sleeveless tops are not allowed in churches and are considered risque in cities and could attract unwanted attention).

Queretaro, Mexico
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for Queretaro
posts: 13,411
reviews: 10
3. Re: Security

If you type "safety" into the search box of the Oaxaca forum you get pages of threads and nearly all are way after 2006 (the first one is May last year) so I assumed the OP wanted info on the last 6 months, say. And in that time Oaxaca is no more safe or less safe......unless I've missed something :))

Davie, Florida
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4. Re: Security

there are posts hourly do a search

WASHINGTON STATE
posts: 11
reviews: 8
5. Re: Security

Thank you, this site is so helpful. Where do I need to search for more updates.

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