In a recent interview with Viva, the American Association of Retired People’s bilingual publication for Hispanics, President Felipe Calderon addressed tourist concerns about violence in Mexico. Calderon told tourists not to worry, and reminded viewers that violence was limited to certain areas in Mexico. Calderon also spoke about the growing community of retired people who have made a home in Mexico and live there happily; he said:
“Over 2.5 million U.S. citizens live in Mexico – half of them retire – and they live very peacefully. For them, Mexico is a safe country, and we are always very alert to any incidents that may occur.”
Citing the over 20 million international tourists that came to Mexico last year, Calderon urged people to feel safe about coming to Mexico to both visit and to live.
Watch the full interview, with English subtitles, above.