Security Business Is Booming In Mexico

As has been written here, the economic situation in these United States has, for some illegals, started a migration back to their home country due to a lack of work here. Apparently there really are Americans that want to do those jobs. But now, with the escalation of drug cartel-related crimes, including kidnapping, Mexico’s wealthy are crossing the border for their own safety. And the new burgeoning industry in Mexico has become personal security where for Mexico’s wealthy, the cost of living now includes guards.

But hundreds of well-off families along the border have become so consumed by their fears that they have moved out of Mexico, at least temporarily, often using business visas granted because of their work in the United States.

“It’s a bad feeling to have to leave your country behind,” said Javier, a prosperous Tijuana businessman, who moved his family across the border to San Diego last year after a group of armed men tried to kidnap him. “But I didn’t really have a choice.” He insisted that his last name not be used, out of fear that criminals might track him.

Disclaimer. This comes from the New York Times, so whether it is fact or fiction depends on what you already know about the New York Times. Before making your travel plans to Mexico, you may want to consider this.

In the border state of Chihuahua, the Mexican Employers’ Association recently reported a 300 percent increase in the number of bodyguards. In that violence-torn state, some luxury hotels now offer their guests bodyguards and bulletproof vehicles.

link: For More of Mexico’s Wealthy, Cost of Living Includes Guards