"General Safety/Security info" General Warning Info Tip by mexdf
General Warning Info, Mexico City: 56 reviews and 30 photos
First,i would like to comment on some of my other members comments,I have over 20 years experence in Law Enforcment including protection Security,on both the Federal and local level.I have also assisted hotels in Mexico with there security programs and am a member of the Mexican Red Cross.
Mexico City is best described as a city on the verge of a major breakdown and has been for years.Having many friends in the DF police,i can tell you that the new reforms that would put into place a couple of years ago are a joke.i lived in the Centro Histrico for one year,and had the opertunity to see many things.(1)Yes there are more police in the Centro,zona rosa,etc..but most do not speak english or french etc.and are still below in traning and disipline compared to the counterparts in America France,England,etc.(2)Taxis are still a problem but not as bad as in the late 90´s
When you look at a cab look for the license plates they should match the numbers painted on the car,also by law the driver should have his huge picture postcard size licence in full view.If you have any problems with a driver have him pull over at the next police car you see and discuss it with the police.Most guide books havs pretty good seclection on security tips as does the US State Depatement.Mexico City is great for its History and Arctuture,but the demonstrations are almost daily in the Zocolo and the city bosses have turned the Nacional Place/Temple area in to a big flea market.One good idea is the new tour bus sistem that alows you to get off and on.i encourage this for your first day.Mexico City is great for a couple of days but Mexico is such more that the Zoo of the Capital City.
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