Avoid Oaxaca for Next Few Months
Published Nov 28, 06I have a response to the material posted from Stan about the situation in Oaxaca:
"Im going to respectfully disagree with Stan Gottliebs characterization of the current situation
in Oaxaca. If youll be a first-time visitor to Oacaca and expect to see the city/area made famous by
travel brochures and travel guides - you do not want to visit now.
What started out as a fairly typical, annual demonstration/protest by Oaxaca state teachers saw the
teachers protest kidnapped by extremists whove been responsible for an unprecedented level of crime and
violence and disruption - including attacks upon tourists.
Mexico is a large country with many interesting places to visit - no less interesting than Oaxaca - and
unless you have a special need to be in that city or if you dont have an in-place support network there -
avoid Oaxaca like the plague for the next few months until the violence/disruptions subside and its once
again safe for casual tourists to visit."