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by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Friday, December 01, 2017, 13:08 (11 days ago)

Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin has asked for a investigation by Congress of TA for not publishing sexual assaults at Mexico Resorts. At this time there is no information if a investigation will take place. She said TA was putting profit over incidents of sexual assaults being reported.

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by ingrid, Friday, December 01, 2017, 15:48 (11 days ago) @ Paulf

Does anyone know if there are more of these incidents at Mexican resorts than other vacation destinations. Just wondering why the senator is concerned with Mexican resorts more than Caribbean or others. In light of news of late it seems woman are at risk whether at work or on vacation. Makes me sad.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, December 01, 2017, 18:20 (11 days ago) @ ingrid

Does anyone know if there are more of these incidents at Mexican resorts than other vacation destinations. Just wondering why the senator is concerned with Mexican resorts more than Caribbean or others. In light of news of late it seems woman are at risk whether at work or on vacation. Makes me sad.

I'm not sure, but could it be that sensationalism-itis has afflicted you? Women have been "at risk" from men since long before Helen of Troy was abducted. ;-)

As far as I know the incidents at the hotel in Quintana Roo are isolated. Unlike what The Chump claims, Mexicans aren't any more prone to be rapists than Anglos or other European races.

Saludos.

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by ingrid, Friday, December 01, 2017, 20:50 (11 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Don't think so Rob, sensationalism would imply over-reaction to an exaggerated situation. I'm pretty sure most women's life experience would confirm that incidents of sexual harrassment and assault both in the workplace and everyday life are under reported rather than exaggerated. Most don't need these current news reports to confirm what we know. I was asking if anyone knew if incidents of sexual ssault were significantly higher at Mexican resorts than elsewhere was that I am curious as to why Senator Baldwin singled out Mexican resorts for investigation. I was in no way implying that Mexican men were more inclined to commit these crimes than anyone else.

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by Eli, Monday, December 04, 2017, 10:17 (8 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I have travelled and lived in India, mid-East, many foreign countries as a single woman. In Mexico the men are the BEST! They hardly look at a tourist womwn, I,ve NEVER been accosted by a Mexican man in public. Much unlike Italy where they chase you! Mid-East they stare and not in a friendly way either. The report you refer to, while awful, is about two instances within many years. Way over-blown. The reporting is accurate..hard to get a response from police or other officials. I,m sorry it happened, but it certainly IS NOT widespread in MEXICO! Stay in a family run hotel with strong gates, with family living there too and you,ll have no problem. Tourist resorts are asking for problems, in my opinion!

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by Quadra Paul @, Monday, December 04, 2017, 12:37 (8 days ago) @ Eli

That would be a gross generalization, IMO!

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by Fran @, Evanston, IL, Saturday, December 02, 2017, 08:36 (10 days ago) @ ingrid

I had the impression that the concern was TA censorship of a report or reports that reflect negatively on a resort. Or censoring reports of sexual assault. I don’t think Mexico or safety in Mexico is the focus. The think the issue is TA’s selective censorship and what readers who use TA to make travel decisions have a right to know about any property.

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by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Saturday, December 02, 2017, 08:53 (10 days ago) @ Fran

She was concerned over all of how TA was handling assaults and used the Mexican Resorts as a example because of them having been in the news previous and I believe a couple of the women had been from Wisconsin. The same article mentioned TA had paid a fine years ago and that they get a fee from the resorts with negative posts having a impact on booking through TA.