I'm blogging twice today as I've received requests on this topic several times lately.
For anyone living outside Mexico, relying solely on newspaper coverage for your impressions of daily life here, the situation looks dire.
While news of drug violence may reflect a certain truth about Mexico, it does not reflect the whole truth. In fact, for me and just about everyone I know here, it greatly distorts the truth.
I live my life without fear in Mexico City. Friends who have visited have been pleasantly surprised at how delightful it can be. I receive frequent emails from people who have used my book or read my blog telling of positive experiences.
The following two blog entries say it even better. Read on: