Attacks on tourists, economy pull plug on Ensenada event

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  1. scorch
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    By Ed Zieralski
    UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER

    April 22, 2008

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    Citing Americans' fear of driving into Mexico after recent attacks on tourists there, Western Outdoor News officials have canceled the June 6-7 saltwater fishing tournament in Ensenada.


    “We're hoping to do the tournament next year when this settles down, but we felt it was best to cancel it this year,” said Pat McDonell, editor of Western Outdoor News.
    McDonell said that issue combined with the sagging U.S. economy left Western Outdoor News no choice.


    “It's a sad deal because the economy in Ensenada gets a tremendous boost from the tournament,” McDonell said. “I feel terrible about it, but this is a business, and the bottom line is people are afraid to drive into Mexico right now. They'll fly down, but they won't drive.”

    McDonell had planned on leading an armada of boats that would have left the Shelter Island launch ramp and traveled to Ensenada by water. He said the tournament would have drawn a decent field that way, but it would have lacked the trailerboaters who would have made the drive to Ensenada.
  2. Kurt
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    Anyone still want to compare it to the crime in the US?
  3. MikeyLikesIt
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    yes. And I see no comparison. :D :fighting0061:


    kind of a bummer, because it seems that the Mexico Gov't wants to fix the problem.......what they need is a "troop surge"! LOL

    Also too bad, cause there will be others who will follow WON's lead and not go.
  4. marlyn
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    im sure this was due to the tavel alert issued by the state department,now if we can just work on the illegal immigration problem we can probably put a big dent in crime here also.
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  6. Kurt
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    Ya it's gonna be ugly

    Better get Bushie to add a few thousand more BP cause if Baja tanks there is gonna be a flood more of em.


  7. bajadog
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    Scary part is you can't tell the good cops from the bad.

    I haven't run into that in the states yet....
  8. killerfin
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    .


    Even if you fix the illegal immigration problem there is still going to be crime here in the states.
  9. el capo
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    What is the point,no one would listen anyways.This thread sounds old already.
  10. daddysgirl
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    just what i wuz talkin about......
  11. Gil Marlin
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  13. h3oboy
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    Yea till we can "cleanse" the country
  14. mercerm
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    that outta stoke the flames. Define cleanse please.
  15. Ready4TheYellow
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    Wish me luck...I'm driving to Ensenada Sunday to bring a sailboat back from the Newport to Ensenada race.
  16. killerfin
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    Well good luck on your "cleanse" So are you going to deport the white, blk, green,yellow criminals too?
  17. Kurt
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  18. Saluki
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    VOTE FOR ME IN 2008